The Community Road Safety Fund works with other organisations to support community-based road safety initiatives. It evolved from the Road Safety Trust, a former Crown-established charitable trust, which was wound up in June 2013.
The Community Road Safety Fund contributes to a safer road system by working in partnership with others, to support value-for-money, high impact community projects which might not otherwise occur.
An Advisory Group, made up of representatives from the Transport Agency, ACC, NZ Police, the Safe and Sustainable Transport Association, and the AA, will be responsible for setting the direction of the Community Road Safety Fund and making investment decisions. The Advisory Group does not take or accept applications for funding.
A portion of the profits from the sale of personalised plates provides the funds for the Community Road Safety Fund.
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The significant projects which are currently being funded by the Community Road Safety Fund include:
The Transport Agency and the AA developed the Community Driver Mentor and Learner Programme (CDMP) to address some of the barriers young people face when trying to get their restricted drivers licence, such as access to a safe car and petrol, or an appropriate mentor to give them the driving practice they need.
A number communities have successfully established this programme model to support young learner drivers.
|For more information about how the CDMP model works and how to set one up in your community download the Community Driver Mentor Programme, a guide for community programme providers.|
Check out this video describing how the programme model works:
Note that at a minimum the following resources are required to implement a programme based on the guide:
The Transport Agency is the principal funder of SADD, which is an entirely student led initiative throughout secondary schools nationwide. SADD seeks to address the culture around dangerous driving by educating and empowering each new generation of young people to make healthier, safer and better choices.
Since starting at Mahurangi College in Warkworth in 1985, SADD's student led peer to peer approach now reaches thousands of students across secondary schools throughout New Zealand.
The Transport Agency has been supporting this programme since 2013 to improve road safety around New Zealand’s schools. There are four main parts of the programme: