National Road Safety Week
Tuesday 07 May 2019
This week is National Road Safety Week and this year’s theme is lead the way: drive so others survive.
This theme highlights the way in which each individual road user has the responsibility to behave safely on the roads. Every year 1220 people die on Australian roads while 35,000 are seriously injured in a road related accidents.
Each year the Safer Australian Roads and Highways Group asks the Australian community to wear or display a yellow ribbon and make a pledge, to ensure that they consider their actions and put safety at the forefront of their driving.
This year’s pledge:
"As every life is precious, I pledge to drive as if my loved ones are on the road ahead.
I will remove all distractions and promise to never use my mobile phone while behind the wheel.
I will not put other people at risk by speeding, driving while tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
I pledge to protect all vulnerable road users, especially those whose job places them in harm’s way,
by slowing down and giving them the space they need to be safe."
We encourage you to make the pledge and read more about the work that Safer Australian Roads and Highways do to make our roads safer for everyone.