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Last Choice crash car

Last Choice crash car

Updated 8 December 2015 3:20pm
Last Choice Crash Car

Young New Zealanders are dying on our roads - alcohol is a huge factor.

The gruesome truth is...

Road crashes are the single greatest killer of 15 to 24-year-olds, and the leading cause of their permanent injury.

Alcohol and drugs contributed to 119 deaths and 572 serious injuries on our roads in 2008. Even a small amount of alcohol slows brain function.

Help turn these horrific statistics around

The Last Choice crash car is a graphic and compelling reminder of the consequences of poor choices around alcohol use.  The car (pictured above) was in a fatal crash involving local youth. A hard hitting and thought provoking reality check, it challenges people to drive sober and make life-saving choices. 

With the blessing of local kaumatua and the late Richard Chambers’ family,  this resource is available to secondary schools and community groups throughout the region.
The display includes the car and outlines the events and choices leading up to this fatal road crash. The resource includes support material from your local Road Safety Co-ordinator (RSC) or police.

This initiative is part of our region's work to implement New Zealand's Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020 with the support of NZ Transport Agency.


"This is a valuable and very powerful resource and I would recommend it to secondary schools or colleges."
Kerry Fenton
Youth Education Service
Upper Hutt Police

"This resource has provoked a lot of thought and discussion with our Upper Hutt youth."
Road Safety Co-ordinator
Upper Hutt City Council

Find out more:

To enquire about booking the Last Choice car, contact Bruce Pauling, Manager, Wairarapa Road Safety Council.

Phone 06 377 1379.