Road rules refresher campaign
Breaking basic road rules contributes to thousands of avoidable crashes in Queensland resulting in injuries and fatalities every year.
In 2009, 57 fatalities in Queensland were caused by drivers or riders performing illegal manoeuvres. That’s 1 in every 6 deaths on our roads.
Fundamental road rules about roundabouts, merging, yellow lights, safe following distances, giving way, u-turns, and keeping left on multi-lane roads are a problem for many Queensland drivers. They either can’t accurately remember the rules, or don’t realise the danger in breaking them.
In an effort to reduce fatalities and serious injuries the Department of Transport and Main Roads has developed a campaign to encourage Queensland motorists to test and refresh their knowledge of the road rules, and to in turn obey these rules.
The Be street smart road rules refresher campaign, launched in June 2010, helps make motorists aware of gaps or misunderstandings in their knowledge of the basic road rules, and provides free, easy to use tools to refresh their knowledge.
The campaign includes new online features (interactive quiz and animated videos demonstrating the rules), road rules refresher pocket guide, display box, promotional poster and a six week advertising campaign in Far North Queensland. The Far North Queensland campaign came about as a result of the Cairns Road Safety Summit.
For more information about the road rules refresher campaign, download the public education summary.