The 2017 Australian Road Safety Awards have been announced

Posted on: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

| The 2017 Australian Road Safety Awards have been announced |

WALGA congratulates the Shire of Cranbrook, category finalist and recipient of the Road Safety Encouragement Award in the Local Government Initiatives category. The Shire was recognised for safety benefits gained from the closure of the Frankland-Cranbrook East Road (commonly referred to as the Northern Two Mile) and the impact the reduction in heavy vehicles has had on the safety of residents living in a built up area.

Congratulations is also extended to the City of Albany (Share the Road Community Awareness Campaign) and the City of Joondalup (Shepherds Bush Park Bike Skills Track), also named as finalists in the Local Government Award category.

The ‘Please Slow Down, Consider Our Kids’ bin sticker project was also recognised as a finalist in three award categories, receiving a Road Safety Encouragement Award. Close to 250,000 bin stickers have been distributed throughout WA, with more than 60 Councils and community groups using the stickers to engage with the local community to help reduce travel speeds.

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) received the 2017 Founders Award, for their ‘Keys for Life’ program delivered to year-10 students to mitigate accidents and fatalities involving pre and novice drivers. Congratulations, SDERA.

Find out more about the 2017 Australian Road Safety Awards by visiting http://www.australianroadsafetyawards.com.au/award-winners/.

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Pictured above: Shire of Cranbrook Manager of Works, Jeff Alderton accepts a Road Safety Encouragement Award in the Local Government Initiatives category; SDWK RoadWise Committee Chair Wayne Neate (left) and Greg Hayes, Road Safety Advisor Kimberley promoting safe speeds and 'Slow Down, Consider Our Kids' project at the Derby Expo.

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