National Road Safety Week, founded and supported by the SARAH Group, coincides with the United Nations road safety week that’s part of the Decade of Road Safety. This year the Week is from 8 May to 14 May. The Road Safety Advisory Council, Tasmania Police, the RACT and Southern Cross Television work together on the Week’s activities in Tasmania.
Road Safety Week is to increase awareness about the need for all road users to be safe and courteous on the roads to reduce the chances of crashes that could result in death or serious injury. It is also about commemorating those killed or injured on our roads. Last year, 38 people died in road crashes in Tasmania and 279 were injured. Southern Cross produced a television commercial for each day of the week, see them here.