Queensland Road Safety Week
About Queensland Road Safety Week 22 – 28 August 2016
Road Safety Week is an opportunity for all Queenslanders to get involved in making our roads safer.
'Speaking up for road safety' is the focus and we’re encouraging the whole community to have their say on road safety.
Communities, schools and workplaces are encouraged to support the week by hosting local events or sharing road safety information among staff, students, colleagues, family and friends.
Why not host a morning tea at work or have a free dress day at school? Perhaps invite your local Adopt-a-Cop to speak to students, or host a road safety quiz in your office.
You can share a personal story, suggest a road safety tip, talk to your kids, family and friends about staying safe, or make a pledge to improve a single road behaviour.
Queensland Road Safety Week is also about encouraging the community to challenge the status quo. Let’s stop accepting death and serious injury as just part and parcel of using our roads.
Speak up. Be heard. Make Queensland’s 2016 Road Safety Week an important event in your community’s calendar.
If you want to get involved, why not come down to one of the many events being held througout Queensland. Check out the range of activities available below.
If you don’t see an event listed for your local area, consider hosting one yourself, or partnering with another organisation in your community.
Register your Road Safety Week event
Register your own Road Safety Week event and share the way you are making a difference in your local community. Be it your workplace, school, household, street or town, let us know what you are planning to do to celebrate Road Safety Week. Register your event and add it to our activities calendar.
Download the Road Safety Week toolkit
Once your event is registered, or if you need materials for your workplace or school, download the Road Safety Week toolkit for posters, screen savers, email signatures, decorations and factsheets.
We also have some handy hints and tips on running events for Road Safety Week, and key contacts for your local areas.
Enter the #SpeakUpSelfie competition
Speak up for road safety and win! Enter our #SpeakUpSelfie competition for your chance to get your hands on a set of personalised plates. To enter simply:
- Step 1 - Download and print this poster (PDF, 320 KB)
- Step 2 - Personalise the #SpeakUpSelfie poster and take a photo of yourself holding it up
- Step 3 - Upload your image to Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #SpeakUpSelfie in your comments OR post the image directly to the Join The Drive Facebook Page
Please note: All uploads to Instagram and Twitter must be made from a public account to enter the competition. For full Terms & Conditions visit http://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/terms-and-conditions
Share your stories
Let us know what you are doing this Road Safety Week. Share your celebrations using #SpeakUpSelfie and encourage your guests to make a #SpeakUpSelfie statement via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the #SpeakUpSelfie hashtag.
Click on the button below to download the Road Safety Week image and use it as your social media profile picture between the 22 and 28 August to show your followers that you are speaking up for road safety.
For more information on Road Safety Week contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative, delivered in partnership by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service. The RACQ, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), are proud supporters of the event.