National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative developed by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government.
Taking place from Sunday 16 May through to Sunday 23 May, rvSafe is proud to support this campaign that highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.
Approximately 1,200 people are killed on Australian roads each year, and the Australian Automobile Association reports another 44,000 are seriously injured.
People don’t realise that traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of Australians between 15 and 24 years of age.
Enhancing our knowledge on road safety is one of the many steps we can take to minimise road related incidents.
While RVs may only represent a small portion of the vehicles on our roads, we can still make a difference and educate ourselves on RV related issues.
There are many factors to consider before heading off in an RV, whether it be for a short weekend getaway or a long break, which are often preventable and can minimise the risk of serious incidents.
The rvSafe program has developed educational and instructive material available to all RVers across Australia to ensure people remain safe on our roads.
rvSafe focuses on educating RV travellers on weight and weight distribution, towing, communication, road rules, speed, licensing and much more.
Educate yourself, be responsible, remove yourself from distracting situations, adhere to road rules and protect all vulnerable road users. Take the pledge with National Road Safety Week!