Join us in our campaign to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma. #shinealightonroadsafety
Shine a Light on Road Safety is a national community campaign to highlight the services provided by Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) and how we can all play a part in road safety. The campaign is part of National Road Safety Week and the Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
Turn on your headlights
On Friday 3 May 2019 turn on your headlights to demonstrate a commitment to road safety.
"Although the reason we were part of the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign is particularly sad, I am grateful that this campaign exists, not only because it was healing for us, but also so that we can help prevent others losing loved ones on the roads."
Join the community walk and BBQ from 11am to 1pm on Sunday 5 May 2019 at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne.
“To complete this walk, surrounded by people who understand the impacts of road trauma, was very powerful. People talked, cried and laughed together and were united in the ambition to make a difference. I think this a community of people who will continue to come together each year in support of this event and, who will ultimately help influence change for Victoria’s road users.”
The Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign is part of National Road Safety Week and landmarks across Australian were illuminated in yellow for road safety. In Victoria the following landmarks were illuminated in 2018:
- Town Hall, City of Melbourne
- Melbourne Star
- Box Hill Town Hall, City of Whitehorse
- Flytower, Frankston Arts Centre
- Bolte Bridge and sound tube, Transurban
- Royal Exhibition Buildings
- M80 Ring Road & M2 Tullamarine Interchange Wall
- Giant Koala – Dadswells Bridge
- South East Water Building, WatersEdge, 101 Wells Street
- Warrnambool's Silver Ball, Montgomery Motorsport
"We saw so many illuminated icons in yellow last year, and it reminded us of our beautiful dad who died in a car crash. If just one person makes a change in their driving behaviour because of Shine a Light on Road Safety, and it saves lives on our roads, then we think our participation in the campaign has been worthwhile."
Spread the word
Every year over 6,000 Victorians are killed or seriously injured on our roads. Your donation will help us provide counselling, support and education. All donations are tax-deductible and will go straight back to helping us provide free support, counselling and information to people impacted by road trauma.
Shine a Light on Road Safety is part of National Road Safety Week.
Interstate partners are:
New South Wales: Enough is Enough www.enoughisenough.org.au
Queensland: Road Trauma Services Queensland www.roadtraumaservicesqld.org
South Australia: Road Trauma Support Team South Australia www.roadtraumasupportsa.com.au | 1800 069 528
Tasmania: Road Trauma Support Tasmania www.roadtraumasupport.org.au
Victoria: Road Trauma Support Services Victoria www.rtssv.org.au | 1300 367 797
Western Australia: Road Trauma Support Western Australia www.rtswa.org.au
We are very proud of our enduring partnerships with organisations that are committed to supporting and raising awareness of road safety and our services. Shine a Light on Road Safety is actively supported by all the key road safety agencies including the Victorian Government, Victoria Police, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and VicRoads. Special thanks to the campaign ambassadors Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer, Victoria Police and Dr Christine Durham.
We would like to thank our Corporate Partners and Supporters who provide so much more than just financial support – they help raise awareness, reach new communities and make a profound difference walking with those impacted by road trauma.