Why is there a National Road Safety Week?
Every year, more than 1,200 people are killed and 44,000 seriously injured on Australian roads. National Road Safety Week is a time for us to remember those people who have experienced trauma on our roads. For more information about National Road Safety Week, visit the SARAH Group website.
Light up for National Road Safety Week
Each year for National Road Safety Week, the Department of Transport and Main Roads partners with Queensland communities and organisations to light up our state yellow. If you’re travelling around the country, you may even see other landmarks lit yellow.
Lighting landmarks yellow aims to shine a light on road safety and remember those who have lost their lives and been seriously injured in road trauma on our roads.
If you see a landmark lit yellow in your city or town, please take a photo, post it to social media and tag us @StreetSmartsQLD #NRSW2023
Get involved and show your support for National Road Safety Week
Are you wanting to shine a light on National Road Safety Week? We’re encouraging schools, businesses, community groups, and organisations to host an event or promote the week to remind those you care about to drive so others survive.
To help you do this, we’ve developed some prepared materials in our stakeholder and supporters kit to:
- raise awareness of the week in your organisation/club/school
- provide ideas for hosting an event or other activity
- share or make a social media posts
- use our artwork to show your support
- use resources and purchase merchandise, including yellow ribbons, from the National Road Safety Week website
- use other StreetSmarts resources.