With school holidays starting across Australia, it is crucial everyone thinks about their own safety and the safety of others when on our roads.
Road users are urged to be aware of increased traffic movements during the day, particularly on suburban streets. They should also keep an eye out for kids on bikes and increased pedestrian activity.
As part of our commitment to Vision Zero by 2050, the Australian Government will continue to deliver the safe and efficient road infrastructure Australians need and deserve.
The Australian Government is also continuing to work closely with the states, territories, local governments and stakeholders to deliver a strong plan for implementing the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30.
Learn more about Australian Government road safety initiatives at www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:
“School holidays are a special time for families to enjoy. Kids will go for bike rides during the day, visit friends down the street or meet up in local parks. All of this means they are moving around on our roads and footpaths.
“I urge all drivers to take extra care during this time – take an extra look around you before you pull out. Keep an eye out for kids on bikes on the road. We all need to do our bit to make sure these holidays are a happy, fun time for everyone.”.
“The Government is doing its bit through investment in road safety infrastructure and safer vehicles, and providing national leadership. These initiatives will only succeed with the support of every driver, passenger, cyclist and pedestrian each and every time they venture out on the road.
“That’s why I implore everyone to drive safely and keep road safety front of mind at all times, so we can all have a relaxing and fatality-free holiday over the coming month.”