Narembeen, Subiaco, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Katanning and Broome Show Local Support for the Road Ribbons for Road Safety® campaign

Posted on: Monday, 29 January 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Narembeen, Subiaco, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Katanning and Broome Show Local Support for the Road Ribbons for Road Safety® campaign

Whilst a full wrap up of Road Ribbons for Road Safety® campaign activities will follow in next month's edition of this newsletter, here is just a small snap shot of how local communities have supported the campaign again this year.

The Shire of Narembeen launched the campaign locally with a breakfast to acknowledge the important contribution community volunteers such as St John’s Ambulance, Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) and Shire of Narembeen staff make to road safety.
 
At the launch, Narembeen Shire President Rhonda Cole said, "...Whilst we have a strong emergency services volunteer presence in the community, we would prefer they did not have to deal with situations arising from road trauma. I encourage everyone to drive to the conditions and take appropriate breaks in the lead up to and over the traditional holiday period.”

A road ribbon display at the City of Subiaco Library provided campaign resources and information, including acting as a distribution point for road ribbons. The display also encouraged the community to get involved in local road safety activities to help reduce road trauma.

The Katanning RoadWise Committee was on hand at the Katanning police station open day to hand out road ribbons and share Christmas road safety messages with the many families who visited. Even Constable Care got involved, reminding kids that they should always wear their seatbelts. Parents were given tips on avoiding fatigue and were reminded to ‘Slow Down in Katanning’ with a bumper sticker.

Motorists were urged to drive safely on the roads this Christmas when the Broome RoadWise Committee launched the local Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign. Road Safety advocates and local emergency services converged on Male Oval with their emergency vehicles to promote the Christmas message. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Toy Run hosted by the Broome Motorcycle Enthusiasts.

The annual St Barbara’s Day Parade provided a great opportunity for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder RoadWise Committee to promote road safety and hand out road safety showbags to kids along the way. The Kalgoorlie-Boulder RoadWise Committee’s float was supported by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, committee volunteers and their families. The crash car trailer was a sombre reminder of what can happen when drivers are distracted, tired, speeding or under the influence of alcohol.
 
This year KCGM, operators of the Super Pit, collaborated with the RoadWise Committee to help spread the road safety message by sporting an enormous Road Ribbon for Road Safety® on the side of their huge 994 wheel loader. Seatbelt sashes with “Dad”, “Brother”, “Boyfriend”, “Son” and “Mate” were worn by KCGM and Main Roads WA personnel and RoadWise Committee volunteers to remind the community that we’re all important to someone.

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Stay tuned for the full campaign wrap up in the January edition of this newsletter. In the meantime, visit the WALGA RoadWise Facebook page to see how communities around the state are supporting the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign.

 

 

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