National Road Safety Week - Drive So Others Survive

18 May 2021 health roads

Central Coast road users are being encouraged to “drive so others survive” and reflect on how their driving affects others this National Road Safety Week, which runs from 16 to 23 May.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said people in regional and rural areas make up one-third of NSW’s population, but more than two-thirds of the road toll.

“The Central Coast has recorded 64 deaths on roads in the five years between 2015 and 2019,” Mr Crouch said.

“These aren’t just numbers. They are real people with real lives and families, and each death echoes through our community.

National Road Safety Week serves as a reminder to take a moment and think about the people we share the road with, because each choice behind the wheel can have fatal consequences.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said despite a reduction in the NSW road toll this year, 105 loves ones were still missing from the family dinner table due to crashes on NSW roads.

“While the NSW Government is making record investment to make our roads the safest in the world, we can’t do it alone,” Mr Toole said.

“This year’s theme of National Road Safety Week is ‘Lead the Way: drive so others survive’ and we are encouraging all drivers to reflect and recognise that road safety is a shared responsibility.”

National Road Safety Week is coordinated by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH), an organisation launched by Peter Frazer following the tragic loss of his daughter Sarah in a crash in February 2012.


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Number of deaths on roads (2015-2019)

Number of serious injuries on roads (2015-2019)







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