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Mon, 15 May


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Road Safety Week

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Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week

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15 May 2023, 9:00 am – 19 May 2023, 3:30 pm

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About the event

Australia Lights Up in Yellow for NRSW

Australians asked to become road safety warriors and Drive So Others Survive

Australia, Saturday 15 May: Across Australia, the country’s favourite buildings, bridges and icons will light up yellow every night of this National Road Safety Week (16 – 23 May) in remembrance of the 1,200 lives lost, and more than 39,000 people seriously injured on Australia’s roads each year.

Created by Peter Frazer of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group after his 23-year-old daughter was tragically killed in a car crash, the Week which is supported by the Commonwealth, State, Territory and Local Governments as well as key road safety organisations and corporate partners, uses several activities to ask all road users to become road safety warriors and think about how they can actively protect all those who are vulnerable on the road ahead.

Peter Frazer said: “I am proud that we have been able to create this weeklong focus on preventing death and serious injury on our roads and I am so grateful for each organisation that gets behind our campaigns because like us, they recognise that everyone has a right to get home safe to their loved ones, every day, with no exceptions.

“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts more than 11,000 Australians have been killed and over 360,000 seriously injured since my beautiful daughter Sarah was killed in February 2012.”

“It is simply not acceptable that these tragedies are seen as regrettable but normal situations. As these crashes are avoidable, we need to do more to ensure they do not happen and where they do occur, the outcomes must not be so serious as to maim or kill innocent people”.

“Our ‘Drive So Others Survive!’ theme asks everyone on the road to monitor their own behaviours and ensure the safety of all people on the road ahead, especially vulnerable road users. So, we are asking the Australian community to step up and become ‘Road Safety Warriors’ who not only make the safety of others their priority but also their influence their family, friends and work colleagues to do the same”.

“By working together, we can get everyone home safe to their loved ones, every day, with no exceptions!”

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