Surfing Victoria is excited to launch the highly successful #NoTXTnoWrecks campaign in Victoria thanks to the VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants Program funding.
The campaign, initially created in 2015 by Surfing Western Australia, has been a strong catalyst for change in the surfing community in Western Australia and will now have the chance to do the same in Victoria.
“Victorian surfers do a lot of driving searching for perfect waves along the coastline and unfortunately drivers can be tempted to send a text whilst driving.” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson. “Using your phone whilst driving can lead to a serious crash and taking your eyes off the road for just 2 seconds or more doubles your crash risk. So, we are stoked to be amplifying the #NoTXTNoWrecks messaging.”
Head of Road Safety Victoria Marcelo Vidales said the grants program was all about local communities.
“Locals know the big issues which impact their communities. These grants give them a chance to make a real difference and deliver crucial road safety education and behaviour change programs.
“This is why this is funding is so important. We know what really works to reduce road trauma and it is targeted, community-driven projects.”
Jan Juc’s Tully Wylie spends countless hours on the road search for waves and traveling to competitions.
“We spend so much time on the road looking for waves driving on narrow and sometimes unsealed country roads” said Wylie. “If you are distracted at any point it can lead to a crash, injuring yourself or someone else!”
The campaign will be rolled out across Surfing Victoria social channels as well as at events across the state.
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More information on the campaign can be found at www.surfingvic.com/notxtnowrecks