Make it Home Safely Inc was established in 2015 to raise the awareness of the long term impact of traumatic head injury and to empower young people to create, communicate and implement safe driving practices.
The project was developed by Nyree Mannion whose sister survived a traffic crash though never made a meaningful recovery and has resided in care for the past 26 years. All material was designed and printed by Amanda Bassett, graphic designer, Tingal Graphics.
The project was “Made possible by a Safer Queensland Community Grant in 2015 thanks to Suncorp and the Queensland Police Service.”
Merchandise, material and implementation was supported by a Port of Brisbane Community Grant in 2016.
The Hidden Cost
It is estimated each year more than 11,000 Queenslanders are expected to acquire a brain injury, of them 4,000 develop a serious disability. Motor vehicle accidents will be responsible for 70% of traumatic brain injury. Of this number 70% will involve young people aged between 16-24 years, two thirds of them will be male.