AA DEF initiatives
The AA DEF is involved in numeous projects to improve young driver education and safety, including:
The AA DEF is working to improve the safety of older drivers through:
The AA DEF is also involved in work-related driving and fleet management education and hosted a series of work-related road safety workshops with the theme, Creating a Crash-Free Culture.
AA DEF Board
Members of the AA DEF Board of Trustees have long experience as senior AA office holders and/or are recognised experts in New Zealand driver education or the motoring industry.
Mike Noon - Chairperson
Mike Noon is the AA's General Manager Motoring Affairs and leads the AA’s policy and advocacy team which works to enhance the safety of all road users, protect the freedom of choice and rights of road users and keep the cost of motoring fair and reasonable.
Jacqui Madelin - Executive member, NZ Motoring Writers' Guild
Jacqui Madelin represents the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild, which has about 40 members who contribute to printed, internet and broadcast media throughhout New Zealand, and beyond. The Guild provides a wide range of expertise and experience to AA DEF matters, and represents an opportunity to better channel driver education information into the specialist media.
Bob Maxwell JP - Past AA Board Member and National Councillor
Bob Maxwell served in Taranaki from August 1983 as District Commander, Traffic Safety Service, until the merger with New Zealand Police in 1992. He became Administration and Planning Inspector for the Taranaki District.
Graeme Nind - Past AA President
Former AA President Graeme Nind has a background in the health service which has illustrated both the human cost of needless road trauma and its continuing drain on the national health budget.
Peter Sheppard, BEM FCIT
Peter is one of NZ's leading experts in driver education and transport safety management. He has a wealth of experience in fleet safety management, driver education and fuel efficiency.