Shine a Light on Road Safety

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On Friday 6 May 2016 Road Trauma Support Services Victoria’s (RTSSV) is encouraging all Victorians to turn on their headlights on to Shine a Light on Road Safety.

Turning on your headlights is a simple, free and highly visible gesture, to remember those impacted by road trauma and show your commitment to road safety.

The campaign is supported by key road safety agencies including Victoria Police, VicRoads and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

For the first week of May at night the following will be illuminated in yellow to Shine a Light on Road Safety: Parliament HouseBolte Bridge,The Art Centre SpireVictorian State LibraryAAMI ParkThe Carousel GeelongMelbourne StarBox Hill Town Hall,  and the Ballarat Town Hall

The campaign is to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma: #shinealightonroadsafety.

Cameron Sinclair, RTSSV Chief Executive, said: “When crashes occur the consequences can be tragic and horrific – people die and are badly injured, lives are changed forever. At RTSSV we witness the suffering that results, daily, through our work supporting people affected by road trauma. We can all play a part in promoting safe road usage and help stop the senseless loss of lives on Victoria’s roads. Every Victorian should take their responsibility on the roads seriously. Whether as a driver, passenger, cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian, we all have a role to play.”

Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer, Victoria Police added his support, saying “Road trauma continues to have a devastating impact on the whole community. We can all play a role in reducing road trauma by shining a light on dangerous behaviours and highlighting ways our friends and family can keep themselves safe.”

We all use our roads to move around and connect with other people. Let’s work as a community to keep everyone safe. Together we can all shine a very bright light on road safety, and how important it is to us.

Media contact details:
1300 367 797
bronwyn.saville@rtssv.org.au