Every year, more than 1200 people are killed and 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. In 2018, 245 lives were lost on Queensland roads, that’s 245 too many!
National l Road Safety Week honours those we have lost and pledges to make the roads safer for everyone.
The message is clear this year, it’s time for all of us to think about how we all can drive so others survive!
With almost 23,000 signatures already, Young’s Bus Service has also signed the pledge. We encourage everyone to also do the same. Click below to sign the pledge.
Daily themes for National Road Safety Week:
- Monday 6 May: Remember the 1200 – pause to remember the 1200 people who die each year in road crashes at 12pm
- Tuesday 7 May: Take the pledge, lead the way – take the online pledge to drive so that you and others survive
- Wednesday 8 May: Move over and slow down– keep our emergency roadside responders safe by giving them space when you see flashing lights
- Thursday 9 May: Protecting every life – drive to protect our vulnerable road users (pedestrians, children, seniors, people with a disability)
- Friday 10 May: Shine the light on rural road safety – turn on your headlights to show your support
- Saturday 11 May: Share the roads – give cyclists and motorcyclists space on the roads
- Sunday 12 May: Mother’s Day – the greatest gift you can give mum is for everyone to get home safe.
- National Road Safety Week is an annual event held to remember the lives lost on roads and explores ways to decrease these traumatic road events.
National Road Safety Week 2019 coincides with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week 2019, which is the final Global Road Safety Week to be held within the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety 2011–2020.
For more information visit https://www.roadsafetyweek.net.au/