Road Safety Week

About Road Safety Week

This resource was produced in collaboration with The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q).

National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week is held in May each year to coincide with the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week. Starting in 2012 the campaign was launched as a tool to raise awareness for those that lose their lives on Australian roads and invite all road users to pledge to make roads safer to travel on by being more aware.

Queensland Road Safety Week, held during 27-31 of August in 2018. Just as National Road Safety Week draws attention to one important aspect of driving safety each year, Queensland Road Safety Week takes a similar approach, highlighting a different road safety issue over each of its five days.

CARRS-Q was established in 1996 as a joint venture initiative of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to address the enormous human, economic and social costs resulting from road crashes.