In 2017 the Trust dedicated distinguished awards to those involved in post accident care and recovery, first responders and those in road crash prevention. In 2021 these Awards were superseded by the New Zealand Road Safety, Emergency Response and Healthcare Awards.
There are three Award categories:
- Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Public Service
- Canterbury Road Trauma Prevention Award
- Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Community Service.
The Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Public Service and Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Community Service are industry specific and recognise those in the community who may otherwise not be acknowledged.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
The Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Public Service recognises outstanding individuals, teams or organisations deserving of special recognition for their outstanding public service by their contribution or commitment to a duty of care for those affected by road trauma.
This award is open to first responders and industry professionals from non-profit organisations, private and public organisations that are involved in road trauma care and recovery.
Nominations can be for long-term dedication and achievement, or a single outstanding accomplishment or contribution above and beyond expectations.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA PREVENTION AWARD
The Canterbury Road Trauma Prevention Award recognises outstanding individuals, teams or professional organisations deserving of special recognition for their contribution to road safety, public education, road trauma prevention initiatives, and a professional duty of care in Canterbury. This may include initiatives across all modes of land transport and may include engineering and technology, network optimisation, and demand management.
This award is open to industry professionals from non-profit private and public organisations that are involved in preventing the likelihood or severity of road trauma.
CANTERBURY ROAD TRAUMA AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Canterbury Road Trauma Award for Community Service recognises members of the community who have provided outstanding care or support to a road trauma victim by making an influential difference to their treatment, recovery or rehabilitation.
This award is open to members of the general public who do not meet the criteria for the Public Service Award.
Award recipients are announced at each annual Road Accident Remembrance Day.
Each Award recipient receives a medallion and a certificate for their meritorious efforts.