As we clamber out of bed this morning, our Australian neighbours are already halfway through Fatality Free Friday.
With 1600 people killed on their roads every year, the Aussie’s are focusing on everything from car tyres to children’s booster seats in the hope of cutting the death toll to zero for one day.
Making sure tyres are properly inflated with plenty of tread and no visible signs of damage can drastically reduce the chances of blow-outs and make cars easier to control.
According to the organisers of Australia’s only national community road safety programme, 95% of road crashes are caused by human error.
By far the most dangerous days, those which statistically suffer most deaths, are Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The aim of Fatality Free Friday is to encourage drivers to consciously think about road safety and safe driving for 24 hours in the hope that the death rate for that day – statistically 5.3 victims – could be reduced to zero.
Denna Bowman, Head Office