Local Government joins forces to raise awareness of driver distraction

Posted on: Tuesday, 2 September 2014 at 12:00:00 AM

The Town of Cottesloe and Shire of Peppermint Grove have been working together to address safe road use by displaying information at the local library and Cottesloe Civic Centre, running a ‘driver distraction’ competition to raise awareness of ways drivers are distracted. 

Driver distraction is estimated to play a role in 32% of all road crash fatalities and serious injury crashes here in Western Australia. The driving task requires your full attention in order to protect yourself, your passengers and other road users. The Town of Cottesloe and Shire of Peppermint Grove reminded people that common distractions such as mobile phones, reading a map or GPS and eating/drinking takes away your concentration whilst driving consequently, reducing your chances of remaining safe on the road.

Congratulations to Iris Barten from Cottesloe who received her prize from WALGA RoadWise Road Safety Advisor, Karen White for entering the Driver Distraction competition. She, along with Maryanne Mattinson from Cottesloe and Alison Davis from Mosman Park, took home a $100 Coles/Myer gift card and bag of road safety goodies for correctly identifying two ways drivers are distracted whilst driving a vehicle. A total of 179 entries were received in the 4 weeks the competition was running.

ToC and ToPG driver distraction winner

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