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Many in the community were touched by the award-winning Ripple Effect V1 and V2 productions. “Consequences” lifts the message to a new level. All who watch this video will be impacted by its message.

The project partnership included the offender, victim’s family, community, RAAG volunteers, and government agencies. The video producers graphically captured the aims of the project which will certainly be a trigger for the sharing and distribution of Consequences far and wide.

Project Aim


To establish the production in (the victim’s) Ken’s memory to help educate other young motorists to think before they drive.


To tell his story, so that others understand the harm that he has caused to his own family, the victims and himself by not understanding the consequences of decisions made. He wants to encourage mates to step up for mates. – As part of the court process [sentencing] which he consented to.


Develop a hard-hitting educational video to invoke action, focusing on ‘Mates’ who will step up and stop others from driving or taking risks when they shouldn’t – Target Group The project and message are designed to impact all road users including young males and females, families, friends, work mates and school mates.

Circulation will run through High Schools, Universities, Corporations and our road safety partners. The Department of Justice will use the video with future offenders.

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Ripple Effect V2

Ripple Effect V2

The Ripple Effect V2, released in 2017, tells the story of Mackay resident 17-year-old Tim whose 4WD collided with a tree, splitting in two, when he was driving whilst affected by alcohol.  Miraculously he survived. The Ripple Effect tells of Tim’s decisions and includes interviews with his father, the magistrate who presided over Tim’s case and the investigating police officer.

Funding for production of Ripple Effect V2 was provided by TMR Community Road Safety Grant Funding.  RAAG’s decision to revisit Ripple Effect (after V1) was a result of community requests and justice department authority enquiries.

The Ripple Effect V2 was a finalist in the 2018 Australian Road Safety Awards. 


Ripple Effect

The original Ripple Effect DVD was produced by the Road Accident Action Group and Channel 7 Mackay production with the full cooperation of the families involved.

Ripple Effect was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the Community Category of the 2008 Queensland Road Safety Awards.

It’s confronting, showing the flow-on effect on families, emergency service workers, the community and everyone involved in an injury or fatality crash situation.  The honesty by those responsible for the crashes when talking about the incidents leaves the viewer with strong memories.

The DVD was distributed by Q.F.R.S as part of the RAAP program to year 12 students.  Numerous companies have utilised the Ripple Effect in tool box talks for apprentices.  Sporting clubs, training organisations and mining companies have all used the 17-minute Ripple Effect DVD when educating road safety.

Over the years, the Ripple Effect has been viewed by thousands.  In August 2014, a resolution was made by RAAG executive to phase out the use of the Ripple Effect (V1) DVD, and commence planning a replacement, “Ripple Effect V2″.

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Published four times each calendar year, the RAAG Round Up contains local, state and national road safety news along with driving tips and community news.  Our readers have communicated that Round Up’s content is informative and useful.

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