National Road Safety Week 14 to 21 May

Road safety is a shared responsibility and this year during National Road Safety Week (NRSW) we are asking Inner West Council residents each time you get into a vehicle, to commit to looking after yourself and others on the road when driving, to make every journey a safe one.

To honour the memory of the 1,200 lives lost on Australian roads each year over the past decade and the 44,000 Australians seriously injured, the Sydney Harbour bridge and many landmarks across Australia will light up yellow.

National Road Safety Week:

  • highlights the impact of road trauma and ways we can all work to reduce it
  • honours those we have lost to road crashes, and
  • pledges to make the roads safer for everyone.

You can get involved, starting with taking the pledge to lead the way and drive so others survive. By taking the pledge you are making a commitment to take responsibility on the road to protect every life, every time you drive.

Please remember:

  • Always look out for pedestrians any time of the day or night. Unlike people in cars, pedestrians aren’t protected by seatbelts, airbags and metal
  • Low speed limits save lives where people and traffic mix
  • Share the road and give cyclists and motorcyclists space
  • Remove all distractions and avoid using your mobile phone while driving
  • Don’t drive when you’re too tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Protect those who protect us, such as emergency services vehicles and roadside workers by slowing down and giving them the space they need to stay safe
  • The greatest gift you can give your loved ones is to arrive home safe.

Pledge to drive so others survive

Take the pledge to drive safely

For information and resources, see the National Road Safety Week website

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Page last updated: 17 May 2023