Rural schools face road safety issues that are different from those of urban schools. Many rural schools are located in high speed environments, have limited off-road parking and little footpath connectivity. Most rural schools have school buses and congestion issues during before and after school at pick up time.
Our rural schools programme aims to address these unique challenges.
Rural school bus safety
Find out how to keep safe while waiting for and catching the school bus, raising awareness of potential risks and safety issues.
Walking safely on rural roads
Make sure your students know how to walk safely on rural roads, especially important in rural areas where there a no pedestrian crossings.
Cycling safety & scooter skills
Cycle safety and scooter skills sessions for rural schools.
Promoting road safety at your events
The rural schools team would love to come to your agricultural day or any other community event to promote road safety
Safer journey for rural schools guide
Auckland Transport has worked with NZ Transport Agency to develop a Safer Journeys for Rural Schools Guide.
Driving around rural schools
If you drive through rural communities, you need to know a few important things to keep kids safe.
School speed zones
Find out about the rural school speed zones.