The 2019 National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week starts Monday, 6 May 2019, with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics announcing the release of the Towards Zero Road Safety Grants Program to coincide with the nation-wide initiative.
Running from till Sunday 12 May 2019, National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, collaborating road safety organisations and Local, State, Territory, and Federal Government’s across Australia.
National Road Safety Week forms part of the Territory Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan, and aims to raise awareness that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Chief Executive, Andrew Kirkman, said the National Road Safety Week is an important reminder to drive safely on Territory roads.
“Every serious road crash has ongoing and devastating effects for our families and communities,” said Mr Kirkman.
“Over the last ten years, a large portion of the Territory’s significant road trauma and deaths was related to alcohol, speed or not wearing a seatbelt.
“It’s also a time for us to reflect and remember those we’ve lost. This year (2019), we’ve already had 11 Territorians die on our roads.
“Everyone can support the cause by wearing a yellow ribbon, displaying a yellow ribbon on your car adding a ribbon to your social media profile or making a pledge online.”
As part of National Road Safety Week, community groups and organisations can apply for the Towards Zero Road Safety Community Grants Program which offers funding for community projects that improve or promote road safety in our community.
You can support National Road Safety Week by:
- Wearing a yellow ribbon;
- Displaying a yellow ribbon sticker on your vehicle;
- Liking the Towards Zero Facebook Page;
- Display the National Road Safety Week poster in your workplace; or by
- Taking the pledge online to Drive So Others Survive at www.sarahgroup.org.
To apply for a Towards Zero Road Safety Community Grant to promote road safety in your organisation, visit https://nt.gov.au/driving/safety/road-safety-grants-program.
Source: NT Government