Kaitiaki o Ara Students Against Dangerous Driving

SADD is a student-led charity with the collective goal of preventing loss on New Zealand roads. They provide guidance and support using best practice, evidence based, road safety education approaches to influence their peers and wider community to positively promote safe road user behaviours. 

SADD encourage whole of community approaches to encourage positive, lifelong road user behaviours and reduce the incidence and severity of harm caused by road trauma. Their point of difference is in offering youth-centred leadership development and behaviour changing opportunities within a road safety context. An emphasis is on good decision making and societal contribution.

They offer opportunities for students to work collaboratively and build relationships with road safety partners and community groups to develop solutions to achieve their collective goals of reducing harm on our roads and improved wellbeing outcomes for our rangatahi.

Vision | Te Whāinga Matua

Empowering young Kiwis to prevent loss on our roads. Together.

Purpose | Te Koronga

SADD exists to empower young Kiwis to prevent road trauma. SADD is a student led, peer to peer programme that gives youth a voice to effect and inspire safe road user behaviours. SADD supports and provides a platform for youth to amplify safe road user messages to their communities, becoming youth agents for change. Road trauma is the greatest cause of harm for 16 to 24 year olds in NZ and has long lasting effects in our communities. Road trauma does not just effect drivers, it also includes pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders, and other road user activities. The most common crash factors are distractions, alcohol and speed.