Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has teamed up with the NSW State of Origin Team and some of the biggest names in rugby league to launch a campaign to tackle road deaths and serious injuries across the state.
The 2019 Knock-on Effect Community Partnership sees the NSW squad visiting high schools across Sydney to speak about road safety and highlight that every decision made on the road matters – whether you’re the driver or a passenger.
As part of the campaign, League legends Greg Alexander and Brad Fittler feature in a new video, sharing their personal stories about the tragic road death of Alexander’s brother Ben in 1992. The video highlights the tragic impact of the crash on their families and the football community.
“Every 41 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on NSW roads. That’s about the time it takes to watch half a game of football,” said Executive Director of the Centres for Road Safety and Maritime Safety, Bernard Carlon. “Speeding remains the main cause of death and injuries on our roads, contributing to about 39 percent of NSW road fatalities and more than 2,300 crashes injuring people last year, with driving tired and alcohol also playing a part in deaths and injuries on our roads.
“The road is no place for excuses and we are asking everyone – drivers, riders, passengers and pedestrians – to think about the consequences of their actions.”
View the Knock-On Effect video: https://youtu.be/Wh5d0WXJD7I