National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week is held in May each year to coincide with the United Nations’ Global Road Safety Week. In 2016, it focused on distracted driving and in 2017 on speeding as a major contributor to road deaths and injuries. Another major event on the Aussie calendar is
Queensland Road Safety Week, held August 21-25 in 2017. 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.
This resource was produced in collaboration with The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q).