We’re huge supporters of National Road Safety Week.
National Road Safety Week is an annual event in Western Australia that aims to raise awareness about road safety and reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on the country’s roads. The event is held from 14-21 May and involves a number of awareness activities across the State.
One of the most visible ways that National Road Safety Week is celebrated is by “turning your town yellow.”
“Turning your town yellow” refers to the tradition of lighting up landmarks and public spaces in yellow (the official colour of road safety) to promote the message of road safety awareness. This initiative has become an integral part of National Road Safety Week in recent years, with many cities and towns across Australia participating in the event.
The idea behind “turning your town yellow” is to create a highly visible and eye-catching reminder to the public about the importance of road safety. By illuminating public spaces in yellow, the hope is to draw attention to the issue and encourage drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to take greater care on the roads.
National Road Safety Week is a time for everyone to come together and raise awareness about the risks of driving, cycling, and walking on our roads. It is a time to reflect on the many lives lost and to renew our commitment to making our roads safer for everyone.
During National Road Safety Week, there are a range of initiatives and events taking place across Australia. These might include community gatherings, school education programmes, and public information campaigns. The focus of these activities is to raise awareness about the causes of road accidents and to encourage everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety on the roads.
The “turning your town yellow” initiative is just one of many ways that Australians can show their support for National Road Safety Week. By taking part in this annual event, we can all play a part in reducing the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads and making our communities safer places to live.
During National Road Safety Week, in a salute to the initiative, the Accident Claims Lawyers will be donning our finest yellow clothing and the National Road Safety ribbon. Throughout the year we undertake a number of accident prevention campaigns and this is one which endorses our own passion – ‘making Western Australia’s roads safe for all’.
As part of our commitment to promoting road safety, we will be using our social media platforms and other channels to raise awareness about the importance of taking care on the roads. We will also be sharing information and resources about road safety and accident prevention, and encouraging everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety when travelling on the roads.