Busways Celebrated National Road Safety Week

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Busways celebrated National Road Safety Week with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting safer roads and reducing road trauma.

Embracing the spirit of the initiative, the Busways team actively participated in various activities and launched a digital campaign to spread awareness about road safety among commuters. Busways encouraged both commuters and employees to take a pledge to "Drive so others survive," to prioritise safety on the roads.

Busways delivered free bus education sessions at two schools within its service region during the week. Over 350 students participated in these sessions, designed to instill essential road safety practices from a young age, fostering a sense of responsibility and empowering students to become responsible road users.

In addition to educating the future generation, Busways also emphasised the importance of road safety to its bus drivers and extended the message of road safety to the broader community through various channels. This week is a reminder to motorists to give way to buses on the road as buses are large, heavy vehicles with longer stopping distances, and passengers should hold on while travelling and remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.

National Road Safety Week is an annual campaign organised by the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, in partnership with road safety organisations and the government. The week serves as a platform to raise awareness about the impact of road accidents and strategies to mitigate them.

Busways proactively engaged with both internal stakeholders and the wider community to reaffirm its commitment to promote a culture of road safety amongst the community. Through education, awareness, and collective action, Busways aims to contribute to the goal of making roads safer for everyone.