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Activities

ACRS Global Road Safety Week Breakfast Forum: Young Road Users
23 April 2007 — Parliament House, Brisbane, Australia


Three speakers will discuss various aspects of road safety for young road users: young driver initiatives; road safety and 0-16s - what are the issues?; and driver licensing and training.

Contact: Kelly Walker, Australasian College of Road Safety (Queensland Chapter)
Telephone: +61 7 3138 4568, Fax: +61 7 3138 4907
E-mail: k.walker@qut.edu.au

Belt Up Display - Use Seat Belts
28 April 2007 — Pilbara Football League, West Kimberley Football League, Kununurra and Carnarvon/Gascoyne, Australia


At a WACFL football match in each of these regions a moveable sign promotion will be implemented to encourage drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts. The regions were selected because research has shown these areas need to increase the rate of wearing restraints.

Contact: Kellee Flatt, West Australian Football Commission
Telephone: 08 9381 5599, Fax: 08 9381 7743
E-mail: kflatt@wafc.com.au

Corporate Bowls Day
24 April 2007 — Carnarvon Bowling Club, Australia


At Carnarvon bowling club there will be the United Nations Global Road safety Week Corporate bowls competition. I will showcase global road safety as well as the safer systems approach taken by WA and also how safer systems can help us in the Gascoyne region. Corporate bowls attracts upwards of about 200 people each week in Carnarvon and runs from about 4.30pm until 9.00pm

Contact: Bruce Tisdell, RoadWise
Telephone: 0417 964 129, Fax: 99 410099
E-mail: btisdell@westnet.com.au

Fatality Free Friday
27 April 2007 — Nationwide, Australia


Fatality Free Friday will be a national safety and awareness campaign. Its aim is to promote safe driving to the community via the media around Australia. It will start by asking all road users to focus on safe road use practices and highlight what action individuals can take to make a real difference. Ultimately the goal would be to have no road deaths recorded on Fatality Free Friday. The date for this first event will be Friday 27th of April 2007, which will coincide with the first United Nations Global Road Safety Week.

Contact: Russell White, Driver Safety in Motion Pty Ltd
Telephone: +61 412 53 22 49, Fax: +61 755 73 71 16
E-mail: rwdriversafety@optusnet.com.au
Web site: http://fatalityfreefriday.com

Make your Mark Competition about speeding
23 April 2007 — Perth, Australia


The Make your Mark Competition is a community-focused initiative to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding and its consequences. It is open to everyone aged between 16 and 24, and aims to give young people the opportunity to be involved in the Road Safety speeding campaign by creating an advertisement. It is a great opportunity for 16-24 year olds to create an advertisement that discourages 'speeding' and relays this message to people of their own age. On Monday 23 April, three young people will be awarded as part of the 2006-07 Make your Mark Competition for their print, radio or television road safety advertisements about the consequences and dangers of speed. This competition is organised by the Office of Road Safety of Western Australia, in association with the Outdoor Cinema Movies By Burswood, and three youth-oriented media, X-Press magazine, Radio Nova 93.7 and Channel 10. On the same day, the 2007-08 Competition Competition will be launched.

Contact: John Doak, Office of Road Safety
Telephone: +61 892228746, Fax: +61 893252817
E-mail: jdoak@dpc.wa.gov.au
Web site: http://www.moviesbyburswood.com

Safer Vehicles Display
20 April 2007 — Perth Convention Centre, Australia


The RAC and Road Safety Council's Five Star Café at the Perth Motor Show from April 20-25. Find out how the experts rate your car's potential to protect your family in a crash through the ANCAP safety-rating system. A minimum four-star ANCAP rating is recommended. There is also information on airbags, seatbelt reminder systems and head restraints. After a coffee, experience how it feels to drive a vehicle fitted with Electronic Stability Control at the Bosch ESP Simulator display. ESP is an active safety system that reduces the risk of a driver losing control of the vehicle. Take a crash course in vehicle safety at the Perth Motor Show.

Contact: John Doak, Office of Road Safety
Telephone: +61 0892228746, Fax: +61 893252817
E-mail: jdoak@dpc.wa.gov.au

UN Global Road Safety Week Events
27 April 2007 — Various locations, Australia


Road Safety Publicity Campaign leading up to Road Safety Week: Pamphlets and posters on bicycle, pedestrian, older driver, children and heavy vehicle safety; a joint Victoria Police & Local Laws Officer campaign on pedestrian behaviour; council consideration of adoption of Pedestrian Charter and Safer Vehicle and Safer Driver Guidelines.

Contact: Michael Hull, RoadSafe Westgate Community Road Safety Council / Hobsons Bay City Council / Maribyrnong City Council / Wyndham City Council
Telephone: +61 39932 1129, Fax: +61 39932 1090
E-mail: mhull@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Web site: http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week

23-29 April 2007

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