Landmarks Light Up And Hundreds Walk For Road Safety

Hundreds of people have converged on Albert Park Lake and Iconic Victorian landmarks will glow yellow this week in memory and support of people impacted by road trauma.

Minister for Roads and Minister for Road Safety and TAC Jaala Pulford today joined the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police, Road Trauma Support Services Victoria and VicRoads to launch the sixth annual Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign.

The campaign, which coincides with National Road Safety Week and UN Global Road Safety Week, comes off the back of a tragic start to 2019 on Victoria’s roads.

Already this year, 111 people have died on Victorian roads, compared with 74 at the same time last year – with crashes in regional areas accounting for almost two thirds of fatalities.

Shine a Light on Road Safety will see some of the state’s most recognisable landmarks light up yellow this week.

The illuminations will include the Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Star, Melbourne Town Hall, Royal Exhibition Building, Box Hill Town Hall, Frankston Arts Centre, Malvern Town Hall, the M80 Ring Road and M2 Tullamarine interchange wall, and the intersection of Moorabool and Ryrie streets in Geelong.

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

The Andrews Labor Government supports the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria, who play 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, Road Safety and TAC Jaala Pulford

“It has been a truly tragic year so far on Victorian roads and our thoughts are always with the families and friends of people impacted – one life lost is one too many.”

“It’s important for us to remember all of the people who have died on the roads and think about what we can do to keep ourselves and others safe on the roads – road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

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