Road Safety Awareness Week
15 – 22 November 2020 is Road Safety Awareness Week.
Accurate car record keeping started in 1925. Since then 190,000 fatalities have been recorded. Whilst the introduction of stricter road safety measures and laws like the introduction of compulsory seatbelt wearing, speed limits etc.
Every year about 1200 people are killed on our roads. That averages out to 3.2 people every day that don’t make it home to their loved ones.
The majority of those killed or injured are young people. It is the biggest killer of children under 15 and also aged 15 – 24.
According to the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, in October 2020, there was 113 road deaths for the month. Compared to the previous 5 years monthly average for October this was an increase of 10.1%.
Traffic injuries also come with a heavy social cost. These injuries account for about 40% of all injuries recorded. It is estimated about 44,000 people are injured on Australian roads and this is only getting worse.
What is clear is Road Safety is everybody’s business.
We all have a responsibility to each other when driving, riding, cycling or even walking on our roads to ensure that everybody gets home safe to their loved ones. This week “Shine’s a Light” on the impact of road trauma and ways we can prevent it.
This Friday, 20 November 2020 – Turn your headlights on to shine a light on road safety and remind each other to drive safely so others survive.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a road accident, please contact our experienced Compensation Lawyers – 3870 8244 (Toowong) and 3264 7692 (Albany Creek).
PLEDGE TO DRIVE – SO OTHERS SURVIVE: https://roadsafetyweek.com.au/home/#home/pledge