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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Indigenous Road Safety Award finalists announced for the Australian Road Safety Awards

Date posted: 26 October 2012

Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation and Hypodrive have been announced as finalists in the Indigenous Road Safety Award category of the Australian Road Safety Awards 2012. The award has attached a $2,000 cash prize from Caltex to assist with further development of a road safety initiative.

The Australian Road Safety Awards, to be staged on Wednesday 21 November 2012, recognise achievements and innovations which will improve road safety across the nation. The awards are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF).

Finalists in the 2012 Australian Road Safety Award categories, Community Programs, School Programs, Innovation and Indigenous Road Safety, are invited to apply for the Caltex Road Safety Improvement grant, which could earn the recipient up to $10,000 in funding to continue or expand their project. The Improvement grant encourages the development of grassroots road safety initiatives.

The road injury prevention program developed by Playful Beginnings, The road, my mob and me, conveys key pedestrian, passenger and play, road safety messages to young Indigenous children and their parents or carers in a culturally appropriate way. The interactive booklet was the outcome of a project funded under the annual National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) Motoring and Services Safer Driving School Road Safety grant - Infants and Preschool.

Hypodrive is a national educational awareness program and road safety initiative aimed at providing road safety education for individuals diagnosed with diabetes. The aim of the program is to assist with the reduction of motor vehicle accidents and fatalities on Australian roads, simultaneously promoting healthy lifestyles and creating awareness among drivers.

Source: Playful Beginnings, Hypodrive and Australian Road Safety Awards


Playful Beginnings Aboriginal Corporation
962A Forest Road
Lugarno NSW 2210
Ph: (02) 9600 9919
Mobile: 0410 659 358

PO Box 3369
Victoria Point West Qld 4165
Mobile: 0408 232 049


Last updated: 30 October 2012
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