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.
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.
The Make it Home project was first launched in schools to educate young people of the importance of driving safely. The following year the Make it Home 100 program was launched to support young learner drivers without access to a supervisor or registered vehicle, to complete their logbook hours.