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QUEENSLAND ROAD SAFETY WEEK

19/08/2016
School children are one of our most at-risk groups when it comes to road trauma and the whole community must play a part in keeping kids safe in and around schools.
 
This year, the Queensland Government launched a state-wide road safety event – Queensland Road Safety Week – from August 22-28. This weeklong event is an opportunity for all Queenslanders to be directly involved in making our roads safer for everyone.
 
‘Speaking up for road safety’ is this year’s theme, and the whole community is encouraged to have their say on road safety.  It’s about encouraging all Queenslanders to talk about important road safety issues with one another – with their children, their families, their friends and colleagues and in the context of the education environment – their students.  
 
During Queensland Road Safety Week, people are encouraged to consider all road safety issues with each day focusing on a different road user behaviour – one of the ‘Fatal Five’. These will be:
                Monday 22 August: Distractions
                Tuesday 23 August: Speeding
                Wednesday 24 August: Fatigue, seatbelts and child restraints
                Thursday 25 August: Share the road
                Friday 26 August: Drink and drug driving
 
While we should be mindful of road safety in and around schools all year, Queensland Road Safety Week is a great opportunity to promote road safety responsibilities with parents, carers, teachers and students.
 
For more information please, visit jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/road-safety-week. Everyone is invited to personally pledge their support for road safety via the site and we encouraged all schools to participate in the week’s events, particularly those focused on child pedestrian safety.