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Pledge to #SlowDown so others survive in May

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

With road safety at the core of our business, the go via network is again proudly supporting the United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week and SARAH’s National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week, which encourages motorists to drive safely so others survive.

Running from 8 May to 14 May, this year’s Global Road Safety week focuses on encouraging drivers to take the pledge to #SlowDown so others survive on the roads.

Public Affairs Manager Queensland Bridie O’Connor, said given speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low and middle-income countries, it’s important we remind motorists to slow down and stick to the speed limits.

“Supporting road safety initiatives like these continues to be a key priority for us, as it aligns with our commitment to road safety and our Drive Safe campaign, which we launched in 2013.

“Through Drive Safe we partner with key organisations like SARAH to help make a tangible difference to road safety in Queensland. We are also supporting Fatality Free Friday on 26 May, which is an event that encourages drivers to consciously think about road safety and safe driving to achieve zero deaths for just one day.”

Ms O’Connor said the team at the go via network is passionate about promoting road safety so that we all get home to our family and friends each day.

“To promote the SARAH Yellow Ribbon campaign this year the iconic Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges will again be lit in yellow, and safety messages will be published on the electronic roadside signage on the go via network throughout the week, on our websites and will be broadcast via Twitter.”

“With hundreds of thousands of motorists travelling across the go via network daily, this is one way we can spread road safety messages and raise awareness effectively through the community.”

You can help make a difference by:

  • taking the pledge to #SlowDown so others survive
  • keeping your eyes on the road and not on your phone so others survive
  • wearing yellow during 8 to 14 May
  • taking the pledge to drive safely on 26 May for Fatality Free Friday

For more information about Global Road Safety Week, please visit