Nationwide Highway Security Week 2021 involves an finish immediately, however the lasting affect of the week’s occasions and achievements have sparked a renewed deal with highway security nationwide.
Assistant Minister for Highway Security and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz congratulated the work of Peter Frazer, the SARAH Group (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) and all these concerned in bringing highway security to the entrance of all Australians’ minds.
“Since founding Nationwide Highway Security Week in 2013, Peter Frazer and the SARAH Group proceed to work tirelessly selling highway security to save lots of lives on our roads – with a key deal with defending our most weak highway customers,” Assistant Minister Buchholz stated.
“That’s the reason every day throughout this week a particular theme was highlighted, corresponding to caring for weak highway customers, driving so others survive in each the nation and the town, and defending first responders and others who defend us by slowing down and giving the area they should keep secure.
“The lasting gentle shone on highway security all through this week was a welcome reminder to all of us to consider how we will actively defend one another on the roads to make sure all of us get dwelling safely to our family members – irrespective of the place we reside or how we commute.
“Importantly, it additionally gave us the time to honour and bear in mind the 1,200 lives misplaced on our roads annually, the hundreds who’re critically injured, and the numerous households and buddies affected by the devastating impacts of highway deaths and lifelong accidents.
“Many Australians would have seen and engaged with the numerous excessive profile landmarks that have been lit up in yellow in the course of the week to recollect these misplaced on our roads and to remind us to take care of ourselves, our passengers and others whereas driving.”
Mr Buchholz stated this week additionally offered a well timed reminder that extra must be performed to forestall deaths on Australian roads.
“One large take away from this week is that every one in all us has a significant function to play to advertise highway security behaviour and stop crashes on our roads,” Assistant Minister Buchholz stated.
“Any demise on our roads is one too many, which is why the Australian Authorities continues to play its half investing in and main our nation on a path to attain Imaginative and prescient Zero by 2050.
“We continued to exhibit this by way of the 2021-22 Federal Price range, which noticed a further $1 billion for the now $3 billion Highway Security Program, extending the Program to 2022-23.
“Our Authorities can be supporting the SARAH Group with $100,000 in funding beneath the $4 million Highway Security Consciousness Fund.
“The subsequent Nationwide Highway Security Technique 2021-2030, to be finalised within the coming months, will set the nationwide route to ship important reductions in highway trauma.
“However we all know the one technique to cut back deaths on our roads is to have all ranges of presidency and certainly all Australians working collectively, which is why initiatives corresponding to Nationwide Highway Security Week are completely crucial.
“I wish to thank Peter Frazer, the SARAH Group, workers, volunteers and each Australian who took a while within the week to honour and bear in mind these lives misplaced, take the pledge to drive so others survive, interact with the week’s occasions and naturally who champion highway security daily.”