Take the fatality free pledge to make our roads safer
ON FATALITY Free Friday last year, five states were fatlity free. NSW was not one of them.
The Centre for Road Safety (CRS) is urging motorists to get behind this year's Fatality Free Friday on May 29 and understand better the important role everyone plays in road safety.
Acting General Manager at Transport for NSW's CRS, Evan Walker said over the next next fortnight, Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services and Coffs Harbour City Council will be out and about at shopping centres and community events, encouraging residents to take the pledge.
"Road trauma on NSW roads not only shatters families, but it costs the community an estimated $5 billion each year," Mr Walker said.
"Last year, 309 people lost their lives on NSW roads and while this was the equal lowest annual total since 1923, it still left far too many families and friends grieving the loss of a loved one," he said.
"We're determined to bring this number down, and Fatality Free Friday is a good reminder that even with the safest cars, most advanced roads and best public education campaigns, road safety is ultimately in your hands."
He said sticking to the speed limit, driving to the conditions, keeping your hand off your phone, having enough rest before getting behind the wheel and lining up your Plan B if you're having a few drinks all made a difference.
"Over 100,000 people have already taken the pledge and with your help we can continue to make our roads safer for everyone," he said.
Fatality Free Friday is run by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, a not for profit organisation established to reduce road trauma across Australia.
To take the Fatality Free Friday pledge go to the campaign website.