This is the fifth year of Road Safety Week and commemorates fours year since NRSPP was launched in Melbourne as part of the UN Decade of Action Road Safety Forum on 5 May 2014.
Sadly, the trend in recent years has seen road trauma increase.
All road users need to do their part and share the responsibility for road safety. NRSPP is proud to release its latest case safety featuring Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV), Shared Responsibility: Behaviour, Attitude Focus Shines Light on Impact of Road Trauma.
RTSSV helps support and rebuild those affected by road trauma. Nearly 25 years ago, a small group of people impacted by road trauma decided to address a lack of support for those suffering because of the loss of a loved one on the roads. The result is an organisation that supports 3,000 people annually and national campaigns that ‘shine a light’ on road safety.
RTSSV’s ability to support those affected by road trauma is made largely possible through donations from a range of organisations which view this as part of their corporate social responsibility.
We invite you to read the case study and consider what can you and your organisation do to share the responsibility of road safety.
Road safety should not be just about a week of action but instead utilised as a platform to initiate ongoing behaviour change. Small things can make a huge a difference and for safety, it takes just one small step which is then built upon. When next year’s road safety comes you can look back and see what started a small step led to a mountain being conquered.
We hope you can start the journey and share it next year or join RTSSV for their annual walk on the 4th of May 2018.