National Road Safety Week

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative created by Peter Frazer of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, after his 23-year-old daughter was killed in 2012. Sarah and a man assisting her were run down by a distracted truck driver when they were in the breakdown lane on the Hume Highway.

National Road Safety Week brings into focus how we can reduce the 1,200 lives lost and 44,000 serious injuries suffered on Australia’s roads each year.

In Their Words

This year, we’re proud to feature our ‘In Their Words’ series – a collection of videos that tell the stories of people affected by road trauma.

We asked each person to write their story in their own handwriting as a way to connect and personalise these messages.

These are their stories, thoughts, faces, voices…in their words.

We hope you learn from their experiences.

Family – Mary and Belinda

When a life is lost on our roads, the consequences are devastating and far reaching for their loved ones. In this video, Mary and Belinda share their own very personal experience of losing family members in road crashes. 

Survivors – Jodi and Eli

Jodi and Eli know first-hand what it’s like to survive a road crash, and how if affects you afterwards. In this video, they explain how their lives were changed irrevocably and forever. 

First responders – Josh, Raj and Leith

It’s difficult to explain what it’s like to attend a road crash unless you have seen it with your own eyes. Josh, Raj and Leith are first responders, and these are their words. 

Mother and Son – Mary and Daniel

Mary Woolley got the phone call no parent ever wants to receive – that her son Daniel had been in a horrific road crash. She and Daniel explain how that experience has changed their lives forever.