This week is National Road Safety Week in Australia. The week is an opportunity to reflect on the lives lost due to road trauma, and make a commitment to achieving Vision Zero here in the ACT.
“Road safety is important to all Australians who use the roads, and people who ride bicycles on the road have heightened awareness of this due to their vulnerability alongside bigger and faster vehicles,” said Pedal Power ACT Executive Officer John Armstrong.
“I encourage all road users in the ACT to pause this week and think about how our behaviour on the road can affect others.”
During National Road Safety Week, tie a yellow ribbon to your car, bicycle or motorcycle as a symbol of commitment to using the road safely and to reflect on how road trauma affects lives.
Drivers are encouraged to set a National Road Safety Week resolution to ‘Drive So Others Survive’ – the slogan for National Road Safety Week.
Obey the speed limit, wear a seatbelt, don’t drink or take drugs and drive, and keep your hand off your mobile phone. Stay aware of others on the road and maintain safe passing distances around vulnerable roads users like bike riders.
Be aware of road safety, and help the ACT achieve Vision Zero on our roads.