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.