Queensland Road Safety Week 2017

Did you know that this week (21-25 August) is Queensland Road Safety Week? This week is a chance for all Queenslanders (including us at Gouldson Legal) to be involved in making our roads a safer place for all.

This year ‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus, and we’re all encouraged to have our say – sharing a personal story, suggesting a road safety tip, talking to others about staying safe or making a pledge to improve just one thing to be safer on our roads.

The week itself is also about challenging our acceptance of death and serious injury as just ‘part and parcel’ of using our roads.

This is something that I, and the entire Gouldson Legal team is very passionate about – we see the consequences of unsafe driving every single day, furthermore, a number of our team have experienced this themselves. None of us are immune to the state of our roads, or the other road users, who may not necessarily take road safety as seriously as they should.

This year each day of the five-day Road Safety week will focus on a different road safety issue.

There’s a lot to cover in the area of Road Safety – including all those other road users who aren’t necessarily in a vehicle, such as pedestrians and cyclists – but these five days look to address factors which we can think about as drivers ourselves.

Personally, I have three children to one day teach to drive (very much looking forward to that…) and I would hope that I can share enough of this with them to ensure they drive safely and are safe on our roads.

That is why I am putting my hand up for Queensland Road Safety Week, to pledge to always speak up when I think there might be a present danger – in myself or another driver.

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