Road Safety Week is held in the first week of May every year to educate and highlight the importance of road safety.
RACT will join forces with the Road Safety Advisory Council and Tasmania Police from Monday 6 May - Sunday 12 May to conduct various activities around the state. Focusing on the "Fatal Five", RACT will be holding workshops for primary school, high school and colleges to help educate students and get them to identify and set challenges for all Tasmanians to play a part in making our roads safer.
As this week is also being recognised as UN Global Road Safety Week, the activities will be based around FIA's latest campaign #3500LIVES to explore and workshop 'Golden Rules' that FIA have created to help increase road safety awareness. Click here to see the FIA Golden Rules.
In the lead up to Road Safety Week, RACT is sponsoring a competition targeted for Tasmanians aged 16 - 19, who are required to produce a video with a focus on the dangers of speeding. To watch last year's winning video, created by Jamie Kendall, click here.
Prominent building and landmarks including Town Halls and bridges will also be lit up in yellow to show support for Road Safety Week. Click here to find out which buildings to look out for around Tasmania.
RACT will be offering free child restraint checks and fittings for the community to help keep our little ones as safe as possible while in the car. Whether it's a question about when a child is ready to come out of their booster or someone is needing assistance to fit a restraint into their car, trained RACT staff are able to help. The locations will be in the south and north of the state.
RACT will be running a workshop with students from Moonah Primary, Riverside Primary and Deloraine Primary to explore the FIA Golden Rules. Working in groups, students will go through each golden rule and participate in a series of activities which will help them think about how they can contribute to making our roads safer. Being our future motorists, the students will then identify and set challenges for all Tasmanian's to be safer on our roads. Keep up to date with these challenges following Road Safety Week through Facebook.
RACT will be attending Prospect High and Ulverstone Secondary College to deliver interactive workshops for the students, and help them become 'ready for the road'. The challenges they will face, whether it's peer pressure or inexperience on new roads, the workshop encourages students to start thinking about the responsibilities they have as a driver.