Kidsafe Queensland wins national road safety award

by | Jul 4, 2023 | News and Media

Photo: Kidsafe Qld CEO Susan Teerds receiving the award with Tea Johnson (Subaru) Todd Finney (Suncorp) and Senator the Hon. Carol Brown, Assistant Minister Infrastructure and Transport

Kidsafe Queensland has been announced as the winner of the Corporate Fleet Safety Programs award at Australia Road Safety Foundation’s 12th Annual Australian Road Safety Awards at Parliament House on 14 June.

The award recognised Kidsafe Queensland’s contribution to road safety for their “saving kid’s lives with free seat checks” program.

The program, delivered in partnership with Transurban Queensland, provides free professional car seat checks and fittings for families in Brisbane and Logan, which removes the potential cost barrier for parents and helps keep Queensland kids safe on the road.

Susan Teerds, CEO Kidsafe Queensland said it was a great honour to receive the award and hoped it brought even more attention to the importance of a correctly fitted child restraint.

“Up to 90% of the car seats we check require adjustments, or in some cases, total reinstallation,” Ms Teerds said.

“By providing free car seat checks in South East Queensland we hope to give peace of mind to parents that their child is travelling safely on the roads.”

The Australian Road Safety Awards are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation to acknowledge the achievements of leading road safety stakeholders and recognise their commitment to improving road safety outcomes.

According to the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) CEO and Founder, Russell White, the work being done by organisations like Kidsafe Queensland is inspirational.

“We extend our congratulations to the winners for their efforts to reduce road trauma and fatalities across Australia,” Mr White said.

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving road safety awareness, enhancing driver education, and reducing the impact of road trauma.

Through its 13 year history, the ARSF has launched a number of initiatives, programs and events across Australia to educate road users, with a goal to achieve a significant year-on-year reduction in road deaths and injuries nationally.

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