May 2024

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has today launched its annual Fatality Free Friday initiative with new data suggesting that a focus on individual behaviour can dramatically drive down road trauma. The alarming research shows that more than two-thirds (68%) of (read more)

January 2024

New research has revealed a third of Australians have fessed up to speeding through school zones, with some even excusing the behaviour becuase they couldn’t see any children at the time. As kids around the country start to return to school this week, national insurer AAMI and Australian(read more)

December 2023

Australian road users are being called upon to hep save lives over the notoriously dangerous Christmas period, following a 6.5 per cent rise in road fatalities over the past 12 months. More than 1,042 road fatalities have been recorded on Australian roads this year, which means more than(read more)

November 2023

In the lead up to World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday (19 November), Australians are being implored to remember, support and act on road trauma. First launched 30 years ago, World Day of Remembrance is a global initiative(read more)

September 2023

Following a devastating surge in fatal crashes across Australian roads this year, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research detailing the escalating risks taken by drivers in rural areas. Despite just over half of Queensland drivers residing in regional(read more)

Following a devastating surge in fatal crashes across Australian roads this year, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research detailing the escalating risks taken by drivers in rural areas. Despite just a fifth of South Australians residing in regional(read more)

Following a devastating surge in fatal crashes across Australian roads this year, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research detailing the escalating risks taken by drivers in rural areas. Despite fewer than a third of Australia’s population residing(read more)

June 2023

The winners of this year’s Australian Road Safety Awards presented by Suncorp have been announced at a ceremony held at Parliament House in Canberra today. The 12th annual awards are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) and aim to drive new standards(read more)

May 2023

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) sends its condolences to the loved ones of six people who were tragically taken too soon in road crashes yesterday. The deaths occurred on Fatality Free Friday, an initiative that operates on the belief that going one day without(read more)

To curb the alarming rates of death and injury on our roads, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is imploring road users to wave in a fatality free future by choosing road safety this Fatality Free friday (26 May). Last year, 1,193 people were killed on our nation’s roads, this is(read more)

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has welcomed the Australian Government’s focus on preventing road trauma in the Federal Budget handed down this week. In particular, ARSF commends the investment in the new National Road Safety(read more)  (view release from Hon Catherine King MP)

April 2023

Following a six per cent increase in annual road deaths, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research detailing the attitudes and actions that may help prevent further tragedy. The ARSF research, released to launch its annual Fatality Free Friday initiative, has reported(read more)

February 2023

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has welcomed the National Road Safety Action Plan released earlier today as a meaningful pathway to address Australia’s alarming road toll statistics. The Action Plan, developed cooperatively between the Australian Government and(read more)  (view Action Plan)

The first National Road Safety Action Plan (2023-2025) for the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 has been agreed by Australian, state and territory road and transport ministers to support the shared goal of reducing road trauma across Australia(read more)  (view Action Plan)

December 2022

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is calling on all road users to be the change they want to see on the road by choosing road safety over the notoriously dangerous Christmas period. The plea follows alarming data showing 999 lives have been lost so far on Australian roads(read more)

November 2022

With the nation facing a horror year of road trauma, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is asking Australians to honour World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday (20 Nov). So far this year, 999 people have died on Australian roads, a concerning 7.1 per cent higher(read more)

September 2022

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research highlighting the joint responsibility of both metro and rural New South Wales residents to address the shocking disparity of rural road deaths. Despite just over a third of Australia’s population residing outside major cities, deaths on(read more)

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research highlighting the joint responsibility of both metro and rural South Australians to address the shocking disparity of rural road deaths. Despite less than a quarter of the state’s population residing outside major cities, deaths on(read more)

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has released new research highlighting the joint responsibility of both metro and rural residents to address the shocking disparity of rural road deaths. Despite less than a third of Australia’s population residing outside major cities, deaths on rural roads(read more)

August 2022

The winners of this year’s Australian Road Safety Awards presented by Suncorp have been announced at a ceremony held at Parliament House in Canberra today. The 11th annual awards are an iniative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) and aim to drive new standards of excellence(read more)

May 2022

Fatality Free Friday initiative to be the catalyst for a permanent cultural shift in road user behaviour. In an effort to end the alarming rates of road death and injury, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is advocating for a revolutionary changein road user culture this Fatality Free Friday (27 May). (read more)

While 100 per cent of South Australians claim to be safe road users, 68 per cent are breaking road laws – the juxtaposition spotlighting an urgent need to give road safety a renewed focus across South Australia. The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has issued the plea to road users… (read more)

April 2022

Shocking new research indicates an alarming level of ignorance and arrogance towards road safety. While 99 per cent of Australians claim to be safe road users, 71 per cent are breaking road laws – the juxtaposition spotlighting an urgent need to give road safety a renewed national focus… (read more)

February 2022

Supercheap Auto today announced it has joined forces with the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) in a multi-year partnership aimed at reducing the instances of physical and mental illness, death and disability that result from road crashes and incidents. The ARSF achieves these goals… (read more)

On 21-22 February 2022, the 8th Edition of the Global Road Safety Film Festival will take place. The event, held during the Inland Transport Committee’s 75th Anniversary, is being run by the Laser International Foundation, together with the UN Road Safety Fund and UN Economic… (read more)   (watch here)

Road safety campaign leveraging geo-targeted technology is expanded across four regions. After a successful Brisbane pilot, the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is extending its innovative ‘Slow Down Songs’ campaign in an effort to protect young lives. Slow Down Songs alerts drivers as… (read more)

January 2022

Aussie drivers may need to head back into the classroom to brush up on road safety, as new research from insurer AAMI reveals almost half (46 per cent) admit to speeding because they didn’t notice signs indicating a change in the speed limit. Of those who admit to speeding, over half (56 per cent) claim… (read more)

December 2021

Calls for Australians to be the change they want to see on the road by choosing road safety. The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is imploring road users to give the gift of life this Christmas, by choosing road safety across the holiday period. Last year, 191 Australians were killed on the nation’s… (read more)

November 2021

Australian Road Safety Foundation honours Elle Underhill in new awareness initiative. As part of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (21 Nov), the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is calling on Australians to paint a butterfly on a pebble. The road safety initiative is in support of… (read more)

September 2021

Australian Road Safety Foundation implores all road users to be the change they want to see on the road. With two in three road deaths occurring on regional roads, new research from the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has detailed why all Australians have a personal responsibility to take… (read more)

Australians are being urged to put safety first on regional and rural roads as Rural Road Safety Month gets underway. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the overrepresentation of regional and rural road users in the national… (read more)

June 2021

The Australia Road Safety Awards, designed to acknowledge the achievements of road safety stakeholders and foster increased road safety activity, were held at Parliament House in Canberra today by the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF)(read more)

May 2021

Australian Road Safety Foundation urges road users to consider domino effect of road trauma. Despite ongoing efforts to educate road users about their role in reducing the devastating impact of road trauma, new research reveals Australians are continuing to undertake risky behaviours on the roads… (read more)

Road trauma has a devastating ripple effect through the community, extending way beyond those involved in crashes, according to the Australian Road Safety Foundation. Research shows that 84 per cent of road users falsely believe that drivers make up the majority of the road toll when in actual fact… (read more)

The Australian Government joins the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) in urging all road users to consider the devastating ripple effect of road trauma this Fatality Free Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said… (read more)

March 2021

A free online learning experience and education tool aimed at Year 9 students, RoadSet, is taking off in Townsville – making local roads safer for everyone. Townsville has become a critical regional hub and driver of the innovative program with 12 schools and four organisations within the greater region… (read more)

January 2021

Australian first ‘Slow Down Songs’ on Spotify piloted in Queensland. The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) has teamed up with Spotify and some of Queensland’s leading musicians in a national first that will geotarget drivers within school zones. The Slow Down Songs campaign, which is being… (read more)