Motorists are encouraged to turn on their headlights on Friday 6 May to demonstrate their commitment to road safety. This will happen on all freeways in the metro area thanks to Transurban, Connect East, VicRoads and the Western Freeway between Ballarat and the SA boarder will also have signage.
Landmarks will also be illuminated for the week or part thereof (including: Parliament House, AAMI Park, Bolte Bridge, State Library of Victoria, Geelong Carousel and Ballarat Town Hall). Watch the video here.
You can also participate in various community events:
- Community Festival Friday 6 May at Traralgon Showgrounds from 6:00pm.
- Walk Sunday 15 May at Jells Park, Mount Waverley at 11:00am. It's a short walk (2km and 5km options) with entertainment and a BBQ afterwards.
The aim of this event is to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV), a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of Victorian road users. RTSSV provides counselling, information and support to people impacted by road trauma, and address attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.
Make a difference:
- Share the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Use hashtag #shinealightonroadsafety on social media
- Subscribe to the Shine a Light on Road Safety newsletter for updates
- Download free resources in the Shine a Light on Road Safety toolkit, including posters, adverts and flyers
- Fundraise to support Road Trauma Support Services Victoria campaigns
- Partnerships: find out how your organisation can help Shine a Light on Road Safety for 2016
“Road trauma continues to have a devastating impact on the whole community. We can all play a role in reducing road trauma by shining a light on dangerous behaviours and highlighting ways our friends and family can keep themselves safe.” – Doug Fryer, Road Policing Assistant Commissioner.
Supporting the community:
If you have been impacted by road trauma contact the RTSSV for free information, support and counselling on 1300 367 797.