Re:act campaigns deliver safer vehicles message across Australia in partnership with oOh!media
Sydney – Road safety campaigns created by young Australians to encourage their peers to consider safety ratings and buy the safest vehicle they can afford has launched across Australia.
The Re:act behavior change program challenges TAFE students to raise awareness among 16-25 year old’s of road safety issues to change road user behavior and make all road users safer.
The 2022 program focused on ‘safer vehicles’, educating young workers, apprentices and students about the importance of considering safety in deciding which vehicle to purchase and encouraging them to research star ratings and safety features whenever they are buying a used or new car.
In 2022, the Re:act program ran in Australia with graphic design students at TAFE colleges in NSW, Victoria, WA, Queensland and, for the first time, South Australia, and with design communication students at universities in NSW, Victoria, WA and Queensland. Internationally, Brazil and the United States have this year joined the United Kingdom in running the road safety program.
As part of Re:act, the selected Australian campaigns are launched on the roadside and retail digital assets of long-term Australian media partner oOh!media.
The campaigns launched today were created by students at TAFE NSW, Chisholm TAFE in Victoria, North Metropolitan TAFE in WA, TAFE Queensland and TafeSA. Students employed a range of techniques, from humor to horror and highlighting first responder perspectives, to convey the ‘safer vehicles’ message.
“Fantastic to see the TAFE Re:act 2022 campaigns launch nationally across Australia today. This would not be possible without the incredible support of our partners, lecturers, students, and national media partner oOh!media. A huge thank you to all,” said Re:act founder and CEO Andrew Hardwick.
He added: “Raising awareness and educating young people to buy safer vehicles is a challenging but critical road safety message to communicate to all young people including young workers, apprentices and students.
“Young people often have busy work schedules and social lives so it is important we encourage them to buy and drive the safest vehicles possible, both in their personal lives and for work.”
Timed to coincide with National Work Safe Month, the Re:act 2022 TAFE campaigns aim to address the misconception among this typically hard-to-reach cohort that safer vehicles are outside their budget.
Robbie Dery, oOh!media’s chief commercial operating Officer, said: “With young people disproportionately impacted by road trauma and death across the country, it is fundamentally important we communicate with young drivers at the moment of key decision-making – when they are behind the wheel.
“As Australia’s largest Out of Home media company, oOh!’s national digital network can reach these young drivers at scale and encourage them to make safer decisions about their vehicles and driving. oOh! has partnered with Re:act for several years and we’re pleased to continue to support this important initiative and reinforce key road safety messages to the country’s youngest road users.”
Visit reactforchange.com to learn more about the Re:act program.