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When Queenslanders get together, we can make the roads safer for everyone. Read on to see what others are doing in their communities.

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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.

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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.

Get involved

Road safety toolkit

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.

Road safety week resources

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.

Download the profile picture

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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 - Take a selfie
  • Step 2 - Share it with us by using the hashtag #SpeakUpSelfie
  • Step 3 - Post on Twitter, Instagram or direct to our Join the Drive Facebook Page

Please note: All uploads to Instagram and Twitter must be made from a public account to enter the competition. View the full Terms & Conditions

Colouring poster

Children’s art competition

Encourage the children you know to complete the "road safety in my town" picture to be in the draw to win an iPad for themselves, and their class. To enter simply:

  • Step 1 - Download and print this poster (PDF, 794 KB)
  • Step 2 – Ask your child or students to finish the picture by drawing what road safety looks like in your own town
  • Step 3 – Once completed ask a parent, caregiver or guardian to upload a photo of the artwork to Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #SpeakUpSelfie in the 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. View the full Terms & Conditions

For more information on Road Safety Week contact us at [email protected]

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.

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