About the RAC Community Challenge
RAC is continually working with its members and the WA community to tackle important road safety issues to help save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads.
One of the ways we do this is through our Community Challenges, where road safety experts and everyday local community members are invited to come together to problem solve issues effecting the lives of Western Australians every day.
What's happening this year?
RAC is asking communities in regional WA to help problem solve deadly driver fatigue at a series of challenges in 2019.
Driver fatigue is a silent killer
Over the last five years, more than 20 per cent of fatalities in WA have been fatigue related, with most of these occurring in regional areas.
Driving tired slows your reaction time and reduces your alertness, in fact the reaction time of a driver who has been awake for 17-19 hours is similar to that of a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05.
This year, three smaller Community Challenge events are being held in various regions leading up to the main event. This gives a wide range of communities the opportunity to get involved.
During these events, participants will be asked to come up with creative solutions to reduce the devastating impacts of drivers fatigue and will be supported by expert mentors throughout the process.
Final ideas will be presented to a panel of judges at the main event in Geraldton. The first place prize will be awarded by the judges and a separate Community Choice award will be announced from the tally of votes collected across all events*.
*Terms and conditions apply
Who can apply?
We're looking for anyone who wants to create positive change within their community, Western Australia, and beyond.
We welcome all ages, but participants under 15 will need parent/guardian approval.
RAC Community Challenge events will be held in Cervantes, Monkey Mia and Exmouth in the lead up to the main event in Geraldton.
Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, Geraldton
16-17 November 2019
RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, Cervantes
22 October 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm
RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia
31 October 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Ningaloo Centre, Exmouth
8 November 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm
You do. Any solution or product you create at the events remains the property of the person/persons who built it.
Last year's event
Hosted in the City of Bunbury, last year's Community Challenge asked participants to problem solve the distracted driving epidemic.
There were some fantastic ideas with first place awarded to the "Hands Off" app which rewards safe driving through tangible benefits.