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Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week

5/05/2016
YELLOW RIBBON ROAD SAFETY WEEK
3 – 10 May 2016
Every day thousands of emergency first responders risk their lives protecting motorists.
Whether it’s the police, ambulance, fire and rescue personnel or RACQ’s patrol and tow truck operators, they all depend upon the awareness of passing motorists to keep them safe.
Yellow Ribbon Day was launched nationally by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Inc in May 2012 to promote road safety, especially for those who work on the roads, and support those affected by road tragedy.
The campaign is an initiative of Peter Frazer, whose daughter, Sarah, was killed in a tragic accident that occurred on the Hume Highway earlier that year.
On May 3 – 10 slow down and give others space. Drive so others survive.
 
Message from Stuart Gardner Manager Road Safety SEQN
School crossing supervisors contribute to Transport and Main Roads’ positive profile in the community. They have an extremely important role - to promote road safety among young children and educate them on how to use a supervised crossing. This Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week we say thank you to our School Crossing Supervisors!
School Crossing Supervisors play a vital role in keeping our children safe. They improve the safety of travel to and from school for students in the city as well as regional and remote areas, whether they walk, cycle or travel by bus or car.
In hot, cold or wet weather, the supervisors are there, ensuring children are kept out of harm’s way.
Supervised crossings are an important part of Transport and Main Roads’ road safety program. I cannot stress enough the importance of a school crossing supervisor’s role.
School crossing supervisors are the unsung heroes of school road safety. They play a vital role in helping thousands of students get to and from school safely each day.
This week is Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week when we say thank you to those who assist us on the roads and help us stay safe.
‘Please stay safe on the roads’
 
Debbie Turner
Road Safety Officer | Seq North