Monash Council is participating in National Road Safety Week (6-12 May), to shine a light on the deadly issue of traffic injury and advocate for the safe use of local roads.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group.
Every year more than 1220 people are killed and another 35,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15-24.
The campaign's key message of Drive So Others Survive (Drive SOS!) invites road users to:
- Share the road responsibly
- Protect vulnerable road users (particularly those who work on roads to assist and protect us)
- Honour those who have been killed or injured on the road network.
To show Council's support for the campaign, a banner (pictured) is being displayed at the Monash Civic Centre Springvale Road access; the Civic Centre and Euneva Car Park will feature yellow lighting for the week; and a pull-up banner has been placed in the Civic Centre foyer.
View the report which Council considered in February 2019 here: Report to Council meeting on National Road Safety Week (pdf, 139KB)