Landmarks Light Up To Raise Awareness Of Road Trauma

Some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks will be illuminated yellow this week, to raise awareness and support the thousands of people across the state impacted by road trauma.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined the Member for Albert Park Martin Foley, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police and Road Trauma Support Services Victoria to launch the fourth annual Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign.

Coinciding with UN Global Road Safety Week (May 8-14), the campaign will see some of the state’s most recognisable landmarks lit up in yellow including the Bolte Bridge, the Arts Centre spire, Victorian State Library, Melbourne Star, Melbourne Town Hall, Exhibition Buildings, Box Hill Town Hall, Frankston Arts Centre, Ballarat Town Hall and Horsham Town Hall.

Victorians joined in a community walk around Albert Park Lake today in support of those living with the impacts of road trauma and in memory of people killed on the roads.

Victorian drivers and riders are being urged to show their support for anyone affected by road trauma by turning on their headlights this Friday.

Already this year, 91 people have lost their lives on Victorian roads.

The TAC-funded Road Trauma Support Services Victoria plays a vital role in helping Victorians whose lives have been profoundly affected by road trauma get their lives back on track.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“Already this year far too many people have been killed on our roads. These numbers represent real people who will be missed by their families, friends and colleagues.”

“Everyone can be involved and show support for the families and people affected by road trauma by turning on their car lights this Friday.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Albert Park Martin Foley Member for Albert Park Martin Foley

“Preventing deaths and injuries on our road is the responsibility of every Victorian motorist and events like Shine a Light on Road Safety help the community to have a voice in our push Towards Zero.”

Quotes attributable to Road Trauma Support Services Victoria CEO Cameron Sinclair

“It’s great to see so many people rally behind road safety and play their part in looking out for each other on the roads.”