Australian Road Safety Foundation

HDS Australia recently joined as supporters of the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

Sponsoring and supporting causes like these is important to HDS Australia’s team, as we believe education is important to shining a light on road safety, along with the work our team does in road safety with Road Safety Audits, Heavy Vehicle Route Assessments, Safe System Assessments and in Design of road safety upgrades. The Australian Road Safety Foundation runs national campaigns educating road users on the individual role they play in reducing the devastating impact of road crashes and is important to all Australians.

The campaigns and programs they run are:

RoadSet is a free interactive online road safety educational tool designed for Year 9 students.  This exciting new web-based app combines animation with gamified interactions to increase road safety awareness in young Australians and highlight strategies to help prevent crashes and reduce road trauma.  Road trauma is a community issue, which is why this curriculum-aligned program is available not only to schools, but also to the wider community.  Youth-based groups and other organisations can access the program and learning resources for free.

Fatality Free Friday, which runs throughout May each year, uses research conducted on driving behaviour to highlight dangerous risks being made on our roads.  Through our national platform, we call on all Australians to #ChooseRoadSafety to demonstrate their commitment to reducing the nation’s road toll by taking the Choose Road Safety Pledge.

Rural Road Safety Month, the campaign generates awareness around the difference between rural and metro road fatalities, as well as greater understanding around the common behaviours and factors driving this disparity.  With rural road fatalities accounting for more than 65% of the Australian road toll each year, Rural Road Safety Month continues to build momentum within local communities and increase media engagement throughout Australia.

 The Australian Road Safety Awards presented by Suncorp recognises road safety advocates who are committed to improving road safety outcomes across Australia.  Acknowledging eight categories, the awards program provides a prestigious platform for excellence and innovation in road safety programs across Australia.

We look forward to helping the Road Safety Foundation in promoting road safety.

You can go check out the website at the link below