Lights, hi visibility…for winter riding!June 20, 2017
If you’re on any type of bike this winter be sure to be seen even during the day!
If you’re driving a car this winter keep an eye out for cyclists and motorcyclists on our roads.
Cold roads are icy roads – be wary of temperatures dropping and always drive according to the conditions.
Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule, but what about the 4 second rule?
Four seconds is your safe following distance in bad weather and adverse conditions.
Keeping a safe distance gives you more time to react if the unexpected occurs.
Driving to Fieldays?June 14, 2017
You might encounter some Waikato fog on your journey. Remember to dip your lights or use your fog lights if you have them. Drive to the conditions – as well as fog you may encounter heavy traffic.
The close to home effect in road crashes shows that driver are more likely to crash in familiar places. Routine trips close to home or work are usually in familiar places. Frequent familiar trips can be more risky overall than less frequent, longer trips.
*Burdett, B.R.D., Starkey. N.J., & Charlton, S.G. (2017) The close to home effect in road crashes, Safety Science, in Press
Back to schoolJanuary 31, 2017
It’s back to school for most children this week. With back to school comes back to routines, which have changed over the summer holidays.
To start off the school year remember Ruben the Road Safety Bear’s message, “Stop, look, listen and link,” when crossing the road.
This summer the NZ Transport Agency is rolling out an exciting new campaign to boost cycling across the country. Look out for top tips, a workplace competition and lots of great prizes.
All you need to do is get on your bike and ride and join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge today!
Holiday trafficDecember 20, 2016
Unfortunately for many of us, with holidays comes traffic.
Roads are sure to be jam-packed, particularly toward the tail-end of this coming week. Be sure to plan your trip ahead to avoid delays and arrive at your destination safely. If possible, stagger your trip outside of peak times; and embrace the holiday spirit by leaving the road rage at home!
Check out hot spots in your area here:
Learn to drive these holidays!November 24, 2016
This is especially for those people who live in the Waikato and are wanting to learn to drive these summer holidays.
We have 300 NZ road codes up for grabs! Be in quick as the first 300 correct entries will receive a road code delivered to their door.
Return to spring ridingSeptember 16, 2016
Spring is in the air, it’s time to get back on your bike and head back out on the road.
Before you go for your first ride give your bike a maintenance check, here are some of our top tips.