I lost my brother, in March 2005 in a serious road crash not far from where he and I shared our house. In that one moment of stupidity, my mother lost a son, I lost a brother, his daughter lost a father, and he lost his future. All due to a moment of inattention and lapse of judgement.
For many years after my brother died, my other brother, struggled with depression, drug addiction and mental health issues, and one day he decided that he could no longer live with the pain and he committed suicide.
I live everyday with the legacy of these tragedies, but I am not alone in pain. There are too many families like mine in Australia that have been affected by road trauma, and that is why I started this Not For Profit Organisation.
I feel that I am lucky to be part of this team with the core goal of saving lives. Road safety is at the heart of everything we do, and I ask that each and every road user accept responsibility for making our roads safer. You can do this by buckling up, travelling at safe speeds, avoiding distractions, taking breaks when tired and not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Safe choices equal safe trips – in many cases, it’s that simple!
“Don’t let that one decision of your life, be your last”