Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

2014 Yellow Ribbon “DRIVE So Others SURVIVE!” Road Safety Week

Media Release

JB034/2014

04 May 2014

The Australian Government is proud to support the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Yellow Ribbon “DRIVE So Others SURVIVE!” Road Safety Week.

The 2014 Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week is a timely reminder for all road users to drive safely, and to watch out for those who find themselves vulnerable on our roads and highways, especially our emergency services, roadside assistance and first responders, including incident response personnel.

Every serious road crash has ongoing effects for families and communities.

Indeed, most people have at some stage been personally affected by the trauma of a road crash.

The Australian Government is firmly committed to reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011—2020, which was established in cooperation with the states and territories, has adopted the vision that no person should be killed or seriously injured on Australia's roads.

The target of the National Strategy is that by 2020 there will be a reduction of at least
30 per cent in the number of deaths and serious injuries from the 2008—2010 baseline.

Reducing road accidents is a shared responsibility. I commend the work that the SARAH group is doing to raise awareness of safety concerns for vulnerable road users, particularly those who are exposed while working to help others on the roads.