Queensland Road Safety Week- Challenge the status quo, stop accepting death and serious injury as just part of the ‘norm’ of using our roads.

Queensland Road Safety Week, held from 21-25 August, is an opportunity for Queenslanders to be involved in making our roads safer.

As a Queensland Government initiative, in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service this week is about encouraging Queenslanders to consider all road safety issues.

Each day focuses on a different road user behaviour known as the ‘Fatal Five’:

Monday August 21- Speeding

Tuesday August 22- Drink and Drug Driving

Wednesday August 23- Distractions, Seatbelts and Child Restraints

Thursday August 24- Sharing the Road (including Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety)

Friday August 25- Fatigue

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), RACQ and the Centre of Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) are key partners in this week, providing funding to contribute and support the costs of events and activities being held across the state.

You can find more information about Queensland’s 2017 Road Safety Week or see what events and activities are being held near you, at https://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/road-safety-week.

 

Last modified 21 August 2017