Road safety is a complex issue, but for just one Friday in the year, that day’s toll – statistically about 5.3 deaths – could be reduced to zero.
Since its inception in 2007 the Fatality Free Friday campaign has continued to expand its operation and is now recognised as Australia’s only national community based road safety program.
It has successfully fostered community ownership, complex road safety issues and encourages those who can make a significant difference in reducing road trauma.
You can go online to make the pledge for Fatality Free Friday by doing the following:
- Remind your family, friends and workmates to take extra care on the roads
- Put your lights on for safety
- Be mindful to drive safely and follow the road rules
- Not speed and will not drink and drive
- Take care at level crossings
- Slow down in the wet and drive to suit the conditions
- Not tailgate other drivers and you will look as far ahead as possible
- Wear your seatbelt
- Not use your mobile phone while driving
- Set a good example to your passengers by driving calmly and safely
- Take care as a pedestrian when crossing the road or street
Head to this link for more information or how you can pledge.