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National Road Safety Week 15-22 May

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AANT has a sobering display for this year's National Road Safety Week

During National Road Safety Week (NRSW) from Sunday 15th – Sunday 22nd May 2022, if you are passing by our AANT office on the corner of the Darwin Mall this week, you will see the large window display promoting messaging about the devastating statistic of road trauma and deaths in the Northern Territory, which sadly last year saw 35 Territorians killed on our roads, and 362 seriously injured.

The display aims to raise awareness and promote safe road user behaviours, and distraction from mobile phone use which is becoming an increasing problem on our roads.

 

One of the screen displays, made up of markers, highlights the number of lives impacted and
lost as a result of an incident on the road, 
Black markers = a fatality that has taken place on the road as a result of a road incident, 
Red markers = a major injury that has taken place on the road as a result of a road incident.

Another screen promotes helpful advice to avoid 'Distracted Driving' and suggests an app that
assists drivers to disable their phones when driving.

The screens are also facilitating Towards Zero messaging of their aim to achieve zero 
deaths and serious injuries on Territory roads, with a reminder that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Some of the Towards Zero activities happening throughout this week are:

  • Road Safety Week Treasure Hunt
  • Road Safety stall at the Mindil Beach Markets on Sunday 15 May
  • Road Safety stall at Raintree Park on Monday 16 May and Thursday 19 May
  • Buildings around the Territory will be lit in yellow
  • AANT’s StreetSmart High for senior school students
  • Hector will also visit schools throughout the Week

As part of National Road Safety Week, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has launched the 2022 Road Safety Treasure Hunt, an exciting and interactive game using augmented reality. Find all four animations and enter the draw for a chance to win one of seven $500 fuel vouchers.

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler said “Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Every serious road crash has ongoing and devastating effects for our families and communities. National Road Safety Week is a timely reminder that we, as individuals and as a community, have the choice to make our roads safer.

“This year we’re asking Territorians to raise awareness by always driving safely, displaying or wearing a yellow ribbon, taking the pledge to ‘Drive So Others Survive’ and joining the 2022 Road Safety Treasure Hunt to go into the draw to win one of seven $500 fuel vouchers.

“We are doing everything we can to raise awareness of road safety in the Territory and it’s important to remember that every person whose life is taken or impacted by road trauma belongs to a family, a community, a school group, a sporting group.”

For more information, go to roadsafety.nt.gov.au

 

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