Almost half a million Australians pledged their support to Fatality Free Friday on 31 May 2019.
Sadly, one person – a 20-year-old – was killed in Queensland in a highway rollover. The remaining states and territories experienced no fatalities.
“When one person is killed on our roads, there are countless loved ones who will forever bear the burden of losing that person,” said Australian Road Safety Foundation founder and CEO Russell White. “This is why we’re committed to advocating for road safety on Fatality Free Friday, and each and every day of the year.
“While we can record how many fatalities there were, we cannot count the number of lives that were saved. One life lost on our roads is one too many, so we will continue to drive home the safety message.”
Mr White said the Foundation hoped that if people committed to driving safely on Fatality Free Friday, that they would do so the next day and ultimately change their behaviour entirely.
Held annually on the last Friday in May, Fatality Free Friday is the nation’s largest community-based road safety initiative.