Listen to the Song One-By-One by Rob McInerney CEO of the International Road Assessment Program... then use it as the inspiration to make a change to save lives on our roads and highways.
The intention of the day is to “to remember the many millions killed and injured on the World’s Roads, together with their families and many others also affected, as well as reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster.” www.worlddayofremembrance.org
“With 1,295 of our fellow Australians killed, 35,000 seriously injured and, at a conservative cost of $30,000,000,000 in 2016, the road statistics are outrageous. Yet too often when a road tragedy is reported, the only thing you hear is that some anonymous person has been killed, and as a result, traffic is banked up delaying commuters.
Because the stories behind these statistics are hidden from public view, we know our community can become desensitized. But speak with our emergency service workers about what they face each day, or listen as family and friends tell of the horror they must endure, and it is impossible not to be moved.
Our nation has always come together to help one another and comfort those in need. So in recognising this national tragedy, its time to give Australians a simple way to show they stand in solidarity.
And remember the more than 1200 Australians killed on our roads last year and the more than 30,000 seriously injured. And choose to be a road safety advocate by pledging to
pledging to “DRIVE So Others Survive!” and then simply tying a yellow ribbon to your vehicle.
You will be showing that you have not only committed to actively look after those on the road ahead but you are demonstrating that you will publicly honour all those who have been affected by road tragedy.
Your commitment will make a real difference to road safety for us all!
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