Associations issue road safety week reminder


Different industry associations and bodies are looking for action during National Road Safety Week

Associations issue road safety week reminder
Industry bodies are pushing for road safety awareness this week

A collection of Australian road transport associations and industry bodies are driving initiatives around safety during National Road Safety Week.

Spanning from May 15 to this Friday, the week has allowed numerous industry members to issue reminders about staying safe, particularly around heavy vehicles while on the road.

In South Australia the road transport association (SARTA) will continue making iconic bridges, buildings and icons including the Adelaide Oval, the Riverbank Footbridge and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre light up yellow.

The yellow honours the memory of the 1,200 lives lost on Australian roads each year over the past decade.

SARTA is also driving other associations to continue highlighting the importance of driving safety at all levels in the community and raising awareness about improving outcomes to prevent road trauma.

Along with a commitment to ‘drive so others survive’, SARTA is also joining forces with other bodies to push drivers to sign a pledge to make roads safer.

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is also pushing the federal government to make roads safer through policy reform and the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030.


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They have joined SARTA and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) in encouraging drivers to take a pledge to drive safely so everyone can survive.

The ALRTA acknowledges that the national road tall has decreased by 21 per cent since 2008, but is still looking to prevent the more than 1,100 lives that are lost annually.

The pledge includes:

  • Pledging to drive as if loved ones are on the road ahead
  • Removing all distractions and never using mobile phones while driving
  • Not putting others at risk by speeding, driving while tired or when under the influence of alcohol/ drugs
  • Protecting 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

The ALRTA says that more than 46,647 drivers have already signed up and continues to encourage more drivers to sign the pledge to push road safety this week.

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