Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week officially launched

RACQ has joined forces with the State Government and key road safety campaigners for the official launch of Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week, which highlighted the dangers faced by roadside workers.

Every year since 2013, RACQ has supported the national road safety campaign which originated in New South Wales after a young woman, Sarah Frazer, and a tow truck driver were tragically killed on the side of the Hume Highway after Sarah had broken down.

RACQ’s Paul Turner said every day nearly 700 RACQ staff risked their lives on high-speed roads to rescue members broken down.

“Yellow Ribbon Week coincides with National Road Safety Week which is the perfect time to remind drivers about the importance of slowing down and giving space to those on the side of the road,” Mr Turner said.

“We need all road users to understand how dangerous it can be for those whose office is the side of the road – emergency services, roadside assistance workers and roadside construction workers.”

Mr Turner met with SARAH organisation President and father Peter Frazer at Parliament House in Brisbane on Tuesday to share RACQ’s support to the cause.

RACQ would support this important initiative asking everyone to “Drive so others survive” between 30 April–6 May 2018.

The Gateway Bridge, Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge would turn yellow for the duration of National Road Safety Week.