‘By working together and changing our individual behaviour, we can get everyone home safe to their loved ones, every day, without exception.’

Peter Frazer OAM, President of the SARAH Group

Road crash deaths and injuries are a silent epidemic that brings tragedy to the lives of thousands of Australians every year. Approximately 1,200 fatalities and 44,000 serious injuries occur on our roads annually, and the numbers continue to rise in an unacceptable trend. 

An initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, National Road Safety Week, 14 – 21 May, highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce the number of avoidable deaths and injuries.  

The Week urges us to take the ‘Drive so others survive!’ pledge: a commitment to protect every life by driving as if our loved ones are on the road ahead. Join 54,000 others who have taken the pledge and encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.  

At Griffith, researchers work to address this national crisis in partnership with road associations and government including the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and Austroads. This research is leading to evidence-based outcomes for driver training and performance and is assisting organisations to promote driver behavioural change and reduce the frequency and severity of crashes. 

Check out some of Griffith’s research on the topic: 

Discover more open access research on road safety in Griffith Research Online. 

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