A father who misplaced his 23-year-old daughter in a highway accident is asking Australians to pledge to “drive so others survive”.
Nationwide Street Security Week begins on Sunday. It is the initiative of Peter Frazer, whose daughter Sarah died in February 2012.
Greater than 11,000 Australians have been killed on the roads and greater than 360,000 have been severely injured since then.
“It’s merely not acceptable that these tragedies are seen as regrettable however regular conditions,” Mr Frazer stated.
“As these crashes are avoidable, we have to do extra to make sure they don’t occur and the place they do happen, the outcomes should not be so severe as to maim or kill harmless folks.”
Ms Frazer was run down by a truck 9 years in the past after she pulled into the breakdown lane on the Hume Freeway, south of Mittagong within the NSW southern highlands.
A tow truck driver aiding Ms Frazer, 40-year-old Geoffrey Clark, was additionally killed.
Buildings, bridges and icons throughout the nation will likely be bathed in yellow gentle each night time this week in remembrance of the 1200 individuals who die on Australian roads yearly.
Individuals are in a position to enroll to the “drive so others survive” pledge on-line.
Contributors promise to drive as if their family members are on the highway forward, take away distractions together with telephones, and keep away from rushing, medication and alcohol.
The pledge additionally consists of defending susceptible highway customers, particularly these like Mr Clark whose job locations them in hurt’s means, by slowing down and giving them area.
Some 36,700 folks have already made the pledge.
Supporters of highway security can even use social media hashtags #nrsw or #drivesos and put on yellow ribbons.
The initiative is supported by the Commonwealth, state, territory and native governments, in addition to highway security organisations and company companions.
South Australia’s Police and Emergency Providers Minister Vincent Tarzia will launch the week nationally on Sunday.
It comes after tons of of individuals walked 5 kilometres round Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake earlier this month to recollect Victorians who’ve misplaced their lives on the roads.
The Northern Territory authorities has made $20,000 in grants out there to help grassroots teams to ship highway security schooling throughout the week.