Stopping Distances Demonstrations
Regular stopping distance demonstrations are held throughout Tasman and Nelson. The demonstrations are normally held in conjunction with schools.
During March 2013 there were 30 demonstrations with 18 schools and one early learning centre participating and about 4,500 people witnessing at least one of the demonstrations.
For further information on any of these demonstrations contact Krista Hobday - Tasman District Council's road safety coordinator
Watch a Demonstration
The following video is from stopping distance demonstrations held in May 2011 at Murchison Area School and Tapawera Area School.
A trained driver shows the distance it takes to stop at various speeds. The key messages are:
- On average 17 New Zealand children are killed after being struck by vehicles every year.
- On average six New Zealand children go to hospital each week after being struck by vehicles.
- At 60kph compared to 50kph you will take almost 50% longer to stop.