Road Safety Week

road safety week

Communities, schools and workplaces across the State are being encouraged to take part in this years’ Queensland Road Safety Week.

The week will run from August 21-25 and information Kits and packs are now available. ‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus and Police say it’s an opportunity for the whole community to have their say on road safety.

Community groups are encouraged to host local events and to share road safety information among staff, students, colleagues, family and friends.

This year, you can share a personal story, suggest a road safety tip, talk to your kids, family and friends about staying safe, or make a pledge to improve a single road behaviour using the hashtag #RoadSafetyWeek.

On each day of Road Safety Week, Police will be highlighting a different road safety issue:

Speeding – Monday, August 21

Drink and drug driving – Tuesday, August 22

Distractions, seatbelts and child restraints – Wednesday, August 23

Sharing the road, including bike and pedestrian safety – Thursday, August 24

Fatigue – Friday, August 25

To register your event and find out what other events are being run around the state, just go to https://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/road-safety- week

If you need materials for your workplace or school, download the Queensland Road Safety Week Community Kit for posters, screen savers, email signatures, decorations and factsheets.

Speak up. Be heard. Make Queensland’s 2017 Road Safety Week an important event in your community’s calendar.

Queensland Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative, delivered in partnership by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service. The RACQ, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), are proud supporters of the event.