Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week
Despite commencing just four years ago, the Week has rapidly gathered national momentum.
Additionally, the Week is now an event of the “Maio Amaraelo” (Yellow Ribbon May) international road safety movement, was a 2013 United Nations
Global Road Safety Week registered event and last year, as a registered event of 2015 UN Global Road Safety Week, promoted both the UN’s ‘Save
Kids Lives’ theme as well as our ‘Drive So Others Survive!’ theme.
In 2016 it's focus was distracted driving and next year we will coincide with the UN's 2017 Global Week and promote their focus on speeding as
a major contributor to death and injury.
Australia's Road Safety Strategies are failing
The United Nations has committed to taking all necessary actions so that by 2020, road fatalities will be reduced by half of their 2010 levels.
This undertaking was not only reiterated at the Second Global High-level Conference on Road Safety held 18-19 November 2015 in Brasilia, Brasil,
but that Declaration now includes an equivalent reduction in serious injuries.
While Australia is a party to the United Nations Decade of Road Safety and directly supports the Conference Declaration, it is of grave concern
that we are witnessing a substantial increase in road crash fatalities and injuries.
SARAH believes that it is our shared responsibility to improve this situation. We must redouble our efforts to improve road safety across the nation.
If you want safer Australian roads and highways, we must decide that the ‘active’ protection of all road users is a priority… and then commit
to ‘Drive So Others Survive!’.