Shire Staff and Councillors show support for Road Ribbon for Road Safety Campaign

Published: Monday, 2 December 2019 at 8:57:00 AM

A simple road safety ribbon might be the centrepiece of the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, but behind the ribbon is the serious message that people shouldn’t die or be seriously injured for making a mistake on our roads.

Sunday 17 November marked the first day of the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, coinciding with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This community-based campaign provides an opportunity for everyone to directly contribute to road safety and work towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Earlier this year, the Shire appealed to Main Road WA and the Minister for Police and Road Safety, the Hon Michelle Roberts MLA to reduce the speed limit through the town of Donnybrook. An announcement from Main Roads on the speed limit is expected in the coming months.

“Everyone has a role to play in road safety.” The Shire President has asked “everyone to join in the campaign and also play their part by complying with road rules and being a safe road user by undertaking the following:

  • Turning off your mobile phone before driving
  • Adapting your speed for the weather, light, traffic and road conditions
  • Buckling up when travelling in a vehicle
  • Taking a break, having a rest and grabbing a coffee or if possible swapping drivers
  • If you are planning to drink, arrange a skipper, organise public transport or stay overnight

By wearing a free road ribbon and spreading the campaign messages to friends, family and colleagues, you are showing your support and helping to keep road safety high on the agenda as we head into the festive season.”

Road ribbons will be available from the Shire Administration Office.

For more information about the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, visit the WALGA RoadWise website; www.roadwise.asn.au/road-ribbon-for-road-safety.aspx.

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