The Challenge

During the weekend of 25th May -27th May 2018, students around the country  put away their phones to raise awareness around the dangers of driving with your phone. 

This campaign helped increase awareness and raise our profile throughout New Zealand. Our posts on social media reached over 415,000 people, with 200,000+ views on our PhoneFree48 videos. In addition, we were stoked to be the lead story on TVNZ One News on Saturday 26th May, have interviews on Radio Live and ZB Talkback, and read digital and printed news stories from all over New Zealand, including on Stuff!

Find out more about the Phone Free 48 Challenge at



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The Phone Free 48 campaign is a great event to participate in. I believe that each and every one of us as students on the roads can make a difference, it can be as simple as donating $5 to a friend, spreading the hashtag or making the commitment to go phone free
— Dylan Coleman - SADD National Leader, Opunake High School

Check out the TVNZ One News coverage of Phone Free 48


Even if you can't participate or don't know a student to sponsor you can still support SADD.