Road Safety Week 2017


National Road Safety Week this year is 8-14 May and will coincide with the biennial United Nations Global Road Safety Week. 

During Road Safety Week, the ADTAV will promote the shared responsibility between supervising drivers, learner drivers and professional driver trainers in developing safe drivers. We want to encourage supervising drivers to come along for professional driving lessons with their learners, to be the best supervising drivers they can be.

Developing Safe Drivers is a Shared Responsibility

All too often young drivers are involved in road crashes with significant consequences for the individual, their families and the community.
For many supervising drivers it’s been 20 years since gaining their driving licence. Many things have changed in that time:
• road rules
• in-car technology
• approaches to driver training
• education on the impact of alcohol, drugs, fatigue, and mobile devices

A benefit of supervising drivers’ involvement in professional lessons is the consistency of communication – the supervising driver will observe the professional driver trainer and will be able to provide ongoing guidance and mentoring to the learner driver in a manner consistent with professional instruction.
ADTAV encourages supervising drivers to accompany young drivers on their professional driving lessons. This will reinforce and improve the skills and knowledge of supervising drivers while developing the skills and knowledge of young drivers.
ADTAV driver trainers actively encourage supervising drivers to participate in their child’s driving lesson. Follow the link to find an ADTAV driver instructor in your local area or contact our office on 9886 6104 for assistance.

Take the Pledge

The ADTAV supports the SARAH Group (Supporting Australian Roads and Highways) in its promotion of the 2017 Road Safety Week. Make a pledge to Drive So Others Survive and wear a yellow ribbon to show your support. 

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Get Involved and Win

The ADTAV is running a competition during Road Safety Week to encourage supervising drivers to accompany learner drivers on their driving lessons. This will ensure ongoing consistency of instruction and maintenance of key messages delivered to the learner driver by the professional driver trainer and reinforced by the supervising driver.

The competition prizes are one $100 fuel voucher for a supervising driver, one $100 driving lesson voucher for a learner driver and one $100 fuel voucher for their ADTAV member driving instructor. To enter the competition, learner drivers need to have a lesson with an ADTAV driving instructor during Road Safety Week, 8-14 May 2017. The supervising driver needs to be involved in the lesson and a photo of the three participants (ie learner driver, supervising driver and driving instructor) sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted on Facebook with the hashtags, #slowdown, #sharedresponsibility and #ADTAV. Winners will be decided by the ADTAV campaign sub-committee based on random selection of entries and will be announced on Friday 19 May. Prizes will be posted to the winners. Decision of the ADTAV will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 



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