National Road Safety Week 2020

Published on 19 November 2020


Lead the way: drive so others survive 

November 15 - 22 is National Road Safety Week 2020. We all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and our communities safe on the road in the Shoalhaven. 

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley was happy to get behind the message and encourage safer roads in the Shoalhaven. 

“Speed, fatigue and drink/drug driving are the three main causes of death and injury on NSW roads and in 2019, 352 people lost their lives on NSW roads, including 233 on country roads. 

“As well as the lives lost, more than 10,000 people are left with serious injuries every year on NSW roads. 

“The message is simple: obey the speed limit, don’t drive tired, and if you have been drinking or taking drugs do not get behind the wheel. Whether you’re the driver, passenger or another road user, every decision you make on the road matters” Clr Findley said. 

Take the safe driving pledge this year: 

  • I pledge to drive as if my loved ones are on the road ahead
  • I will remove all distractions and never use my mobile phone while driving
  • I will not put other people at risk by speeding, driving while tired or under the influence of alcohol/drugs 
  • I will protect all vulnerable road users, especially those whose job places them in harm’s way, by slowing down and giving them the space they need to be safe  

You can take a pledge online on the Road Safety Foundation website.

For more information on National Road Safety Week and helpful resources such as yellow ribbons and stickers for vehicles are also available for purchase, to further promote the road safety message visit