National Road Safety Awareness

To mark the start of the celebrations of National Road Safety Week 2020 (15-22 November) buildings, bridges, and our favorite icons across Australia light up in yellow in honour the memory of the 1200 lives lost and those who  who get injured (more than 39,000 per year) on Australia’s roads.

The nationwide celebration was launched by the supervision of the NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, Hon. Andrew Constance MP and NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Hon. Paul Toole MP. From the beginning of the National Road Safety Week, hundreds of initiatives across the country encouraged Australians to get everyone home safely.

According to Hon. Minister Constance, more than 260 people have been killed on NSW roads in 2020. Although these numbers are lower than the previous year, he said they were concerned on emerging on road accidents.

There are three main reasons that have been identified which cause road accidents. Drinking and Drug driving, and Fatigue and Speeding . Among these three causes, Speeding is recognized as the deadliest of them all.