This week is National Road Safety Week when Commonwealth, State and Local Governments, in partnership with road safety organisations, campaigners and businesses, shine a light on the tragic issue of road deaths and trauma.
Every year more than 1220 people are killed and another 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24.
Most importantly, it is preventable.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative created by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group with an awareness program that includes events, safety meetings, memorials and displays of yellow ribbons, honouring those lives lost and pledging to make the roads safer for everyone.
You can pledge here: www.roadsafetyweek.net.au
A leader in safety products such as personal and workplace breathalysers, Andatech is pleased to participate in and promote National Road Safety Week, which is taking place from 6-12 May 2019.
This week, Andatech is giving away two personal breathalysers on social media and promoting this important awareness week through yellow ribbons on staff and vehicles. Visit Andatech’s social media pages for details during the week:
Andatech is also working with a number of radio stations to promote the event.
Happenings to mark the event include:
* Local landmarks lit up in yellow reminding us of the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it, including:
- The Sydney Harbour Bridge will turn yellow on Sunday 5 May.
- Bolte Bridge and sound tube.
- Box Hill Town Hall.
- Flytower at Frankston Arts Centre
- M80 Ring Road & M2 Tullamarine Freeway Interchange Wall.
- Melbourne Star
- Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
- Melbourne Town Hall.
- Hobart & Launceston Town Halls.
- Hobart Roundabout Fountain.
- Leven Bridge, Ulverstone
* Yellow ribbon decals on highway patrol vehicles.
* MPs and executives sporting yellow lapel badges.
* On Friday, 10 May 2019 motorists are encouraged to turn on their headlights to demonstrate a commitment to road safety.
Please visit the Road Safety Week website for a list of happenings in your local area and for how you can get involved.