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Road Ribbon for Road Safety®: a collaborative road safety campaign

By Know Injury • October 22nd, 2018

The annual Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, developed by the WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) RoadWise, provides people with an opportunity to directly contribute to road safety and the long-term vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Commencing on Sunday, 18 November, coinciding with the World Day of Remembrance for Roadmore…

Road Safety – Summit session recap

By Know Injury • December 15th, 2017

Leading figures from across the WA injury prevention sector and those with a keen interest in road safety gathered for the afternoon road safety session as part of the Injury Prevention Summit on Thursday, 23 November. Led by WALGA Roadwise Manager, Terri-Anne Pettet, the expert panel included Acting Road Safety Commissioner, Iain Cameron, Senior Researchmore…

Funding for road trauma data another step towards safer Australian roads

By Know Injury • December 16th, 2016
Funding for road trauma data another step towards safer Australian roads

Road Trauma Support WA, a free service providing specialised grief and trauma counselling to any individuals affected by road trauma in Western Australia, welcomes the Government’s commitment to fund the Australian Trauma Registry. The Registry will gather more comprehensive data on the number and type of severe injuries due to road crashes and allow governmentsmore…

Community Campaign Urges Drivers to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride

By Know Injury • December 9th, 2016
Community Campaign Urges Drivers to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride

The Shire of Esperance Roadwise Program, with support from the Road Safety Commission, has recently launched a new road safety campaign urging community members to stay safe on the roads this harvest season. The campaign “Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride” reminds drivers to slow down on the roads during the communities busiest time ofmore…

Subset of Australian teenagers engaging in high risk alcohol consumption

By Know Injury • November 4th, 2016
Subset of Australian teenagers engaging in high risk alcohol consumption

Despite an overall decline in alcohol consumption among Australian youth, alcohol-related harm remains prevalent in the population and a priority area among injury prevention practitioners. The prevalence of acute and chronic alcohol-related harm among Australia youth is the result of a subset of Australian teens who continue to engage in ‘high intensity’ drinking episodes. Thismore…

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