Advocacy

RAAG advocates road safety within local and state parliaments advocating for improvements to our roads, rest areas, policing requirements and specific areas of concern raised by our members and members of the public. We consistently work collaboratively with all levels of government, industry, and community to achieve Road Safety outcomes.

These include the following projects:

  • RAAG was instrumental in gaining the funding commitment for the Walkerston Bypass with construction starting in 2021.
  • Provided an essential part of the justification and evidence required to secure funding for the Eton Range.
  • Played an integral role in the Waverley Creek, Palm-tree Creek rest area upgrades plus significant improvements including toilets to many other rest areas in the region.
  • Successfully advocated TMR to increase the number of driver rest areas in the region and adopt changes and updates. This included an update to the design allowing multiple groups to use these areas at once and with increased shade.

Education Campaigns

Work Out Visibly

Be Seen, Be Safe is the message coming from the Road Accident Action Group (RAAG) for those exercising on or near our roads, particularly during the darker winter months. Early mornings and evenings are...

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect V2, released in 2017, tells the story of Mackay resident 17-year-old Tim whose 4WD collided with a tree, splitting in two, when he was driving whilst affected by alcohol.  Miraculously he...

Lights on and Live

The Lights on and Live campaign, an initiative of the Road Accident Action Group (RAAG) was funded by Arrow Energy through the Brighter Futures community investment program. This campaign aired on television and radio...

Headlights

Illegal modification of headlights causing momentary blindness, dazzling of oncoming drivers, a serious road safety hazard. This campaign reminded people of the dangers of illegal headlights and to ensure their car meets legal and...

Foglights

Unnecessary use of fog lights is a serious concern in the region and can cause road accidents. Only use fog lights in inclement conditions and be mindful of other vehicles on the road. Please...

Fatigue Consequences

Trevor Deakin was killed in a single-vehicle accident when driving home from work. This video shows the impact his decision to drive fatigued made on his family when they recieved the call that he...

Road Safety Education Program

RAAG regularly presents its road safety education program to organisations throughout the Mackay and Bowen Basin Region. Our education program focusses on specific road safety issues relevant to our region, such as wide loads,...

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Projects

321 Green Reflector

The use of “3-2-1 Green Reflectors” is to provide enhanced safety for heavy vehicle drivers using informal heavy vehicle stopping places. Informal stopping places, or rest areas, are not formally provided or maintained by...

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