ARRB has been invited to be part of the organising committee for National Road Safety Week in May.
“As the National Transport Research Organisation, ARRB is proud to be involved developing and promoting this important initiative to raise awareness amongst the community about road safety issues,” said David McTiernan, National Leader Transport Safety at ARRB.
National Road Safety Week runs from May 4 to 10. A series of activities will be planned throughout the week to highlight the impact of road trauma on all road users, and ways that everyone can adopt to reduce it.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government.
Every year, up to 1,200 people are killed and another 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads.
“The community may not be aware that road traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under the age of 15, and the second biggest killer of Australians aged 15-24. Sadly, these numbers are growing annually, but are entirely preventable,” Mr McTiernan said.
Drivers are encouraged, as part of National Road Safety Week, to take a pledge to look after others on the road.
You can find the pledge here