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National Road Safety Week: Are You Doing Your Part to Keep Our Roads Safe?

Every May, National Road Safety Week serves as an important reminder of the importance of responsible driving behaviours. This year is no exception. With an average of 1,200 fatalities and 40,000 seriously injured on Australian roads each year, the need for collective action is clear.

What is National Road Safety Week?

National Road Safety Week is an annual campaign organised by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group. It's a week dedicated to raising awareness about road safety issues, honouring those affected by accidents, and supporting measures that we can all take to make our roads safer for everyone.

Why is Road Safety Important?

Road accidents are the biggest cause of fatalities and serious injuries in Australia. They not only have a negative impact on people and families, but they also burden healthcare systems and the economy. By putting road safety first, we can save lives, avoid life-altering injuries, and create a safer environment for all road users.

How Can You Contribute to Road Safety?

This National Road Safety Week, pledge to be a responsible driver. Here are some important steps you can take:

  • Drive with others' safety in mind. This includes staying below the speed limit, avoiding distractions such as using your phone while driving, and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Stay alert to your surroundings. Pay attention to other cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and road signs.

  • Learn defensive driving skills. Always expect the unexpected and be ready to respond safely to unforeseen threats.

  • Be a role model for other drivers. Following road safety standards can motivate others to do the same.​

National Road Safety Week Resources

Many organisations offer resources and information to promote road safety. Here are a few helpful links:

Join the Movement for Safer Roads.

National Road Safety Week is a call to action for all Australians. By working together, we can make our roads safer and more pleasant for everyone who uses them.

So, the question is: are you doing your part?

National Road Safety Week is a chance to reflect and act. Let us commit to making our roadways safer for everyone.

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