Adelaide Oval Shine’s Yellow for National Road Safety Week
Adelaide Oval will be lit up in yellow lights this week in support of the 2018 National Road Safety Week. The initiative highlights the severe impact of road trauma and the ways that each and every person can help to reduce it.
In 2017 101 lives were lost on South Australian roads because of road trauma, with 557 serious injury crashes.
Road Safety Communications Manager, Matt Hanton, said that that the impact of road trauma can be life-long and is felt by not only those directly involved, but countless family members and friends.
“Disappointingly when we look at road crash statistics and road trauma, the majority of situations occur as a result of poor driving attitude; a lack of attention or electing to blatantly disobey a road rule and not giving driving the due attention that it warrants.”
“Driving is a complex task which requires skill, concentration and good decision-making behaviours, along with a respect for the environment and other road users. It is important that all road users make sensible driving decisions, not just some of the time but every time, to play their part in reducing road trauma.” Mr Hanton said.
Over the week, national and state icons turn yellow and the display of yellow ribbons honour both the people that have been lost as a result of road trauma and pledge support to drive safely.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, supported by road safety organisations across the nation and Government.