30/04/18

Civilex Supports National Road Safety Week

We’re supporting road safety and you can too!

This week (30 April – 6 May) is Road Safety Week and Civilex is supporting two campaigns and I hope you too can personally support and participate in them.

ROAD TRAUMA SUPPORT SERVICES VICTORIA (RTSSV)
Civilex staff are showing their support for the specialist services offered by Road Trauma Support Services Victoria RTSSV by turning on their headlights on Friday 4 May. This simple and highly visible gesture demonstrates our commitment to safe driving and commemorates those who have been impacted by road trauma.

RTSSV is a not-for-profit organisation working towards reducing the incidence and impact of road trauma, and Civilex is a proud sponsor of their Shine A Light on Road Safety campaign this year.

Since 1994, RTSSV has been committed to educating the community and raising public awareness about road trauma and how it affects people’s lives. The sole purpose of the Shine A Light on Road Safety campaign is to stop deaths and injuries on our roads.

RTSSV offers free and unlimited counselling, information and education to improve the attitudes and behaviours of road users and to support anyone impacted by road trauma.

Civilex Victoria is supporting RTSSV’s Shine A Light on Road Safety campaign through sponsorship. But there are many ways you too can become involved and support the work of the RTSSV and their partners TAC, Victorian Government, Victoria Police, and Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Key ways for you to get involved:

• Turn on your headlights on Friday 4 May
• Join the Community Walk at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne 11am Sunday 6 May (see map below)
• Appreciate the key icons illuminated in yellow from Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May and take a photo and share it on social media!
• Join RTSSV at the Time for Remembering ceremony at Parliament House Melbourne on Sunday 18 November. This day coincides with the UN’s World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
• Make a donation to RTSSV today (1300 367 797 | www.rtssv.org.au)
• Follow RTSSV on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
• Become a member and help shape the future of RTSSV
• Volunteer with RTSSV; the foundation of the RTSSV organisation.

Please feel free to share this information with your family and friends and help shine a light on road trauma in our community.
RTSSV phone number – 1300 367 797

SAFER AUSTRALIAN ROADS AND HIGHWAYS (SARAH Group)
Civilex Victoria is also proudly supporting the 2018 campaign Drive So Others Survive. This year’s particular focus is on protecting vulnerable road workers, first responders and emergency services personnel.

The SARAH Group commenced five years ago and is supported by the Governor General and Prime Minister, as well as all State and Territory Governments, Local Governments, and road safety and community organisations. SARAH campaigns for changes to policy and legislation to ensure that lives are not lost in preventable and clearly foreseeable situations. SARAH lobbies for a stronger commitment to renewing poor infrastructure and appeals to drivers to take responsibility for their actions on our roads and highways.

SARAH was formed following the tragic and avoidable death of 23-year old Sarah Frazer. Sarah Frazer was killed instantly when a truck side-swiped her broken down car and the tow-truck loading her car in the emergency lane of a highway. Sarah was on her way to commence university.

Civilex held a special toolbox session on site at the Melbourne-Lancefield Road Project site to discuss road safety and the dangers of working in a live traffic environment. The Melbourne-Lancefield Road Project involves the construction of overtaking lanes and road widening works. It forms part of VicRoads’ Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy and Plan 2016-2020 plan – a plan focussed on the prevention of run-off-road and head-on collisions along 20 of Victoria’s most high-risk regional roads.

We encourage all our employees to take the SARAH PLEDGE to Drive So Others Survive. You too can demonstrate your support by taking the SARAH pledge and by displaying yellow ribbons or yellow ribbon stickers on your car.

Follow the SARAH campaign on social media – Facebook , Instagram , or Twitter

We encourage our staff and members of the public to support these community organisations by sharing this information with family and friends and following these organisations across social media. Together we can contribute to raising the profile and awareness of the valuable services RTSSV and the SARAH Group do within our communities that help reduce road deaths and trauma.

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