Drive so others survive: National Road Safety Week

The New South Wales Government is urging drivers to take care during this year’s National Road Safety Week.

National Road Safety Week, which kicks off today and runs until 21 May, will highlight the tragic impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

The week is an annual initiative of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group launched by Peter Frazer OAM, following the tragic loss of his daughter, Sarah, at a road crash in 2012.

Each year it asks NSW road users to take the pledge to ‘Drive so others survive’.

In support of National Road Safety Week, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and landscapes across the state will light up yellow tonight.

“From tonight, we’ll be lighting up landmarks such as The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Central Station Grand Concourse, and CommBank Stadium to raise awareness of the devastating impacts of road trauma on our community,” said NSW Roads Minister, John Graham.

“Please drive under the speed limit, wear your seatbelt, put your phone away and never drive if you’re tired or affected by drugs and alcohol.”

Communities around Sydney will also be supporting the week by taking the pledge, wearing a yellow ribbon and promoting road safety messages at council chambers, coffee with a cop events, and a local rugby game on the Mid North Coast.

SARAH Group President, Peter Frazer, is urging individuals to support the cause.

“I’m asking every driver and rider to make their own commitment to actively protect the lives of all those on the road ahead,” he said.

“Everyone has a right to get home safe to their loved ones, every day, no exceptions.”

In other news, Roads Australia (RA) has announced the appointment of Ehssan Veiszadeh as its new CEO, effective 3 July 2023.

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