Shine a Light on Road Safety

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 2018 campaign is part of National Road Safety Week.

Turn on your headlights

On Friday 4 May 2018 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."


Melbourne walk

Join the community walk and BBQ from 11am to 1pm on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne. FIND OUT MORE and/or REGISTER HERE.

“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.”



During the week key icons across Australia will be illuminated in yellow.

"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."


Your voice

This year our extraordinary volunteers have shared their stories to shine a light on why road safety is so important. Read more below.

See other volunteer stories here. Tell us your road safety wishes here.

Spread the word

To help promote our Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign we have produced some posters, flyers, logo guide and social media resources. You can access these tools here.

Share the campaign on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Hashtag #shinealightonroadsafety


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.


National campaign

Shine a Light on Road Safety is part of the National Road Safety Week 2018. #drivesootherssurvive

Interstate partners are:

New South Wales: Enough is Enough

Queensland: Road Trauma Services Queensland

South Australia: Road Trauma Support Team South Australia | 1800 069 528

Tasmania: Road Trauma Support Tasmania

Victoria: Road Trauma Support Services Victoria | 1300 367 797

Western Australia: Road Trauma Support Western Australia

Thank you

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.

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