Tackling road safety

The importance of staying safe on our roads was top of the agenda at Melbourne Victory recently, with a road trauma survivor sharing his insights with Victory players.

The importance of staying safe on our roads was top of the agenda at Melbourne Victory recently, with a road trauma survivor sharing his insights with Victory players.

The players were on hand to hear from Sam Howe, who spoke about his rehabilitation and life after his accident living with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

The visit was part of Melbourne Victory-s partnership with Major Community Partner, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Sam was injured in a car crash in 2008, when he was a passenger in a car with a drink driver.

Sam has been involved in the ABI Cup, an annual event raising awareness of Victorians who sustain an ABI as a result of a road accident, between Melbourne Victory, TAC, Epworth and Victoria Police

The TAC-s Senior Manager of Road Safety and Marketing John Thompson also spoke to the players, reinforcing the dangers of drink-driving and the difference that can be made on the roads by simply reducing speed.

“An important part of our partnership with Melbourne Victory is the players giving their time to support Victorians who have experienced road trauma,” Mr Thompson said.

“The players have become educated about the devastating impact road trauma can have on people-s lives.

“They have inspired and been inspired by many road trauma survivors who they have met, working with them on their rehabilitation through hospital visits, client days and training visits.”