Road Safety risk on the Shore are mainly about poor intersection calls, excessive speed on bends and alcohol abuse associated with driving. These activities often result in injury and harm. They are, however, almost always avoidable if the decision making process is a sound and responsible one. ShoreSafe is involved in working with the specialist government organisations and community groups to reduce incidents and create a safer environment for everyone.
Older Adults are able to enjoy fuller lives if falls do not occur. Falls usually result in injury. It therefore makes good sense to promote activities that improve their ability to balance and in doing so, reduce the risk of falls. The Falls Prevention coalition Group on the Shore is very active in the education process of assisting older adults in adopting walking and other exercise activities that are both enjoyable and beneficial. Beach walks are a favourite as that environment stimulates the mind as well as the body. There's no traffic and very little to bump in to so the risk of injury is minimumised.
Injury Prevention for the older adults:
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Child Safety is about reducing accidental injury through:
Child Safety involves many aspects and focuses on ages 0 to teenagers. These categories are specifically:
ShoreSafe engages with Plunket NZ, Safekids NZ, New Zealand Fire Service, NZ Police, City Council, Barnardos NZ, Education and the Early Childhood sector to promote and encourage support for Child Safety.