Peter Frazer OAM | President
Safer Australian Roads and Highways

Peter Frazer OAM, President, Safer Australian Roads and Highways

On 15 February 2012, Peter’s daughter Sarah was killed by a truck driver in a completely avoidable crash on the Hume Freeway NSW. Since then, he has dedicated his life to improving road safety.  
In March 2012, Peter founded SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways), colloquially known as SarahGroup. He has used his more than 40 years’ experience in social justice, policy, research, law enforcement and intelligence, to not only positively influence government, corporate and community road safety advocacy, but legislative and infrastructure reform. He created and remains the driving force behind Australia’s National Road Safety Week, as well as the nation’s road safety symbol, the “Yellow Ribbon”.  
Peter is a Board Member of the International Road Victims Partnership, and as President of SARAH, an active member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. He is also a national and international keynote speaker.
Lastly, Peter has received numerous personal honours including: 2013 Blue Mountains Citizen of the Year, 2014 Finalist - Local Hero (NewsCorp), 2015 Community Service Achievement Award (Western Sydney University), 2018 Global Light of Hope (Irish Road Victims Association), 2019 Finalist Australian of the Year (NSW Local Hero),  2019 Australian Volunteer of the Year (Third Sector). In 2020, he became a Winston Churchill Fellow, while in 2021 he received the Region’s highest road safety honour becoming a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety. Peter’s honours culminated on Australia Day 2022, being awarded an Order of Australia Medal.

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Day 1 @ 11:30

Everyone has a right to get home safe... everyday... no exceptions!

Every year around 1200 Australians are killed on our roads and more than 40,000 suffer serious injuries. This unnecessary and completely avoidable bloodshed costs the Australian economy $30,000,000,000. While this needless carnage is at true epidemic proportions, if we change the way we think about our infrastructure, and then commit to “Drive So Others Survive!”, we have the ability to prevent harm to those on the road ahead. As a leading national and international road safety advocate, Peter Frazer will focus on those proven road safety strategies that reinforce positive behaviour in drivers and riders, as well as those strategies that provide incentives to create “safe roads”. He will also provide a direct challenge to our governments, our communities, and indeed every road user, and will conclude by inviting each of us to “actively protect” all those who are vulnerable on our roads and highways.

Day 1 @ 13:30

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