Road Safety Week 2018
National Road Safety Weeks were held in Australia and New Zealand from 30 April – 6 May and 7 – 13 May 2018 respectively. RSE got behind activities and themes in both countries.
In Australia the broad theme was #DriveSoOthersSurvive (with a special focus on vulnerable road users) while in NZ, we’ll focused on raising awareness of seat belts and distractions.
The symbol of Road Safety Week is the Yellow Ribbon and many States in Australia raised awareness by lighting iconic landmarks (including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge) yellow.
Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week receives support from the highest offices of Government.
Read the Australian Governor General‘s Letter of Support here
In Australia, the enormous efforts of RSE’s Ambassador-Advocate, Peter Frazer (SARAH Group) were recognised in parliament with a bipartisan thank you from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, Tourism, Anthony Albanese.