The week also coincides with Roads Victoria’s 2022 Transport Summit, which will feature a dedicated road safety session on the summit’s second day.
According to the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), approximately 1200 people are killed on Australian roads each year, with a further 44,000 seriously injured.
A key focus of the week is the Pledge to Drive so Others Survive campaign, accompanied by an online ad spot featuring Shane Jacobson. The campaign encourages motorists to pledge to drive carefully, avoid distractions, steer clear of drugs and alcohol, and promote their pledge on social media.
Supporters are also encouraged to wear a yellow Road Safety Week lapel badge or display the yellow ribbon sticker on their vehicles.
Throughout the week, landmarks and iconic infrastructure across Australia will be lit up in yellow in remembrance of those lost or seriously injured in road accidents. Additionally, a range of local and community events and activities will take place across the country to promote road safety measures and awareness.
National Road Safety Week was established by Peter Frazer of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, after the tragic loss of his 23-year-old daughter to a road accident in Sydney in 2012. The week is supported by all levels of government across Australia, as well as various road safety organisations and corporate partners.
For more information, visit https://roadsafetyweek.com.au