Each year, 1200 people are killed on Australian roads and another 44,000 are seriously injured.
National Road Safety Week, held 14-21 May, encourages us all to pause and remember the lives lost and lives forever changed because of road trauma.
Linkt, operated by Transurban, is proud to support this week because safety is at the core of everything we do, both on and off the road.
Whether it’s free 24/7 road monitoring and incident response or supporting road safety through our partnerships.
This week, we’re focusing on road safety initiatives including:
Car seat blitz
We know that a correctly fitted child car seat can significantly reduce the risk of children getting injured in an accident, however most car seats aren’t fitted correctly. We’ve teamed up with Kidsafe to offer free car seat checks (up to 1000 checks at 14 sites) across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Been a while since you checked your child’s ride? Take the five-step safety test.
Raising awareness of truck blind spots
Due to their length and height, large trucks have significant blind spots. But according to recent insights, only 4% of drivers can correctly identify all of these zones. We’re sharing information to help drivers travel safely around trucks and get to know a truck’s blind spots, to help reduce incidents or near misses.
Can you identify when you’re driving in a truck’s blind spot? Get to know truck blind spots.
Lighting up our assets
Driving on our roads during road safety week? You’ll see Transurban roads lit up in yellow, to raise awareness of road safety and remember the lives lost to road trauma.
Find out how we’re keeping you safe on the road: transurban.com/roadsafety
To take a safety pledge this year and find out more about how you can get involved, visit roadsafetyweek.com.au
Image credit and statistics from National Road Safety Week.