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January 2018

Welcome back to the SASTA newsbytes for January.  Newsbytes are a monthly update on upcoming events and information relevant to our members. 

Executive Meetings

The Executive has monthly teleconferences and meets once a year for a face to face meeting in Wellington. Our next meeting will be on February on the 21st and 22nd. Minutes from our previous meetings can be found by logging on our website.


SASTA Newsletter

The Summer SASTA newsletter was distributed last month, thanks to all our contributors. Our next edition will be out in May.

Please click the following link for the most recent SASTA newsletter, including stories from members around the country, conference updates and more. Thank you to those who contributed, we’re proud to support your work and spread the word about your achievements. Keep those stories coming to your regional representative.

Kick Start Motorcycle safety videos

As part of the Kick Start motorcycle safety event, put on jointly by Canterbury Councils and various partners in Christchurch in October 2017, three videos were produced to help spread some key messages to share with riders.
These videos have been shared via various channels, including social media and websites.  It was very pleasing to see the reach the videos had on the ACC’s Ride Forever Facebook page with the “Braking” video garnering 4,400 views, 28 shares and 79 reactions since it was shared in late November and the “Positioning” video having 8,000 views, 54 shares and 129 reactions since being shared in late December. 

NZ Road Patrol now World Famous! 

A South Korean journalist recently visited Lyall Bay School to cover New Zealand unique Road Patrols. Seo Hyung-suk's  article appeared in the Donga A national newspaper with a readership of over 1.2 million people.

These are the 'School Traffic Safety Team' of Riol Bay Elementary School. The School Traffic Safety Team is a symbol of school safety in New Zealand since the 1930s. Team members assure safe schooling for other students in the school zone every time they arrive or leave. It is not a simple volunteer but a legally guaranteed activity. All drivers and pedestrians must follow the safety team's instructions.

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New speed advertising campaign: In my shoes

The new speed campaign from NZTA is live, more details on the campaign can be found on their website: NZ Transport Agency website. Click on the image below to view the video on YouTube.

Speed Limit reduction study

Dr. Ruth Jepsen and Dr. John McAteer presented in Wellington recently on the Scottish collaboration for Public Heath Research and policy research in to the of 20 MPH (similar to 30 kmhr) speed limits in both Edinburgh and Belfast. A pdf copy of the presentation can be viewed here.

An overview of their study can be found by clicking on the image below. 

Plan your journey between Picton and Christchurch

For those of you fortunate enough to travel in the South Island, check out the latest updates on the repairs to SH1.
Plan your Journey

Shiny Side Up

Check out your local Shiny Side Up events this summer:
  • 04 February 2018 Nelson
  • 17 February 2018 Hamilton
  • 25 February 2018 Kapiti
  • 04 March 2018 Auckland

Bike There

Let’s get you riding in Wellington
Wellington City Council’s new website, Bike There, is providing inspiration for everyone that wants to ride a bike. Whether you’re buying your first bike or thinking you’d like to ride to work, you can sign up to receive tips and information to help you along the way. Visit the website for people who want to ride in Wellington – 
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition that’s all about seeing which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more. It’s not just bragging rights on the line, they give away awesome prizes - including e-bikes! Join the Challenge and log your rides in February and you're in!

AT Distracted Driver campaign update

Auckland Transport is building on the success of the original ’Sophie’ driver distraction campaign (video) to again stress the dangers of using the mobile phone in the car whilst driving. Click on the links below to check out the original and follow up (most recent) videos.
Anita video for AT’s Driver Distraction campaign in Oct-Nov 2017: 
My Phone Stops In The Car – Anita
Original Sophie Video:
Sophie's story #MyPhoneStopsInTheCar


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