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Safer Celebrating: What can be done to reduce the Road Trauma Associated with Youth Celebrations?

Abbott, Kristy



End-of-year celebrations and celebrations of key events such as New Years Eve have long been recognised as potentially contributing to increased risk of injury to young people, particularly road related injury. Youthsafe, in partnership with the Roads and Traffic Authority NSW has undertaken research to explore strategies for encouraging safer celebrations for young people. The result of this research is a guide for road safety and health professionals to developing safer celebrating projects.


This presentation will focus on Youthsafe?s ?Safe Celebrating Guide? project which involved extensive literature reviews as well as consultation with key stakeholders and topic area experts. Findings from the project will be discussed including promising strategies for encouraging safer celebrations amongst young people with the aim of reducing road trauma associated with these activities.