Every year, approximately 1,200 people are killed, and another 44,000* are 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.

National Road Safety Week (14-21 May 2023) is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

Today, we provide Member Companies with a resource pack, which includes a video and toolboxto enable a focus on road safety in your workplace during this time.

After watching the full video, we encourage all viewers to Pledge To Drive So Others Survive – a National Road Safety Week/SARAH Group initiative –

·       I pledge to drive as if my loved ones are on the road ahead.

·       I will remove all distractions and never use my mobile phone while driving.

·       I will not put other people at risk by speeding, driving while tired or under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

·       I will protect all vulnerable road users, especially those whose job places them in harm’s way, by slowing down and giving them the space they need to be safe.

Our Collaboration Partner, the National Road Safety Partnership Program’s (NRSPP) collaborative Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talk (TBT) Project has developed a range of TBTs to help organisations, (including our Member Companies) deliver engaging safety messages on topics relevant to heavy vehicle drivers’ daily tasks year-round.

The Heavy Vehicle Toolbox Talks can be found on the NRSPP websiteFacebook, and Instagram pages and are freely available for all Safer Together Member Companies to download and use.

Take a fresh look at all the initiatives on the Safer Together Land Transport/Logistics Working Groups have developed for our industry in recognition of the fact that driving is one of our highest safety risks.

Contact [email protected] for any questions regarding National Road Safety Week.

* Australian Automobile Association – Reviving Road Safety 2019

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