Sarah cycles into new role
We have a new road safety coordinator to help spread the message around safer driving habits and what to lookout for on our roads around the Taupō District.
Sarah Wraight is no stranger to us, she has held positions in our customer service centre, library and of late, as an on-call cycling instructor. This has seen her delve into the two-wheeled aspect of road safety, having recently gained accreditation as a BikeReady cycle skills instructor – a qualification she has been working towards over the last two years, attending workshops.
The programme sees Sarah out and about in our schools supporting our kids to be safe on their bikes through our cycle safety programme. The programme allows students to learn at different stages and is designed to help transition our kids from riding a bike around home or out in the park to out on the road.
“It’s rewarding to go out to the schools and make a difference with the kids,” Sarah says.
“We’ve had some really positive feedback from parents and teachers, but also from kids themselves, which is really important as it ultimately makes them more capable on the road, and much safer out there.
”Sarah is looking forward to the new role, as it encompasses all areas of road safety, including everything from rural road driving tips to the dangers of drunk driving and everything in between – as well as bike safety.
Pictured below: Cycle instructors (left to right) Susan Osland, Kylie Overington, Cath Oldfield, Nadege Crocker, Sarah Wraight, Bernhard Chrustowski and Nikki van Beek after gaining BikeReady accreditation.
(Absent: Alison Cunningham and Katey Coubrough.)