National Road Safety Week 2018

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Members of the Shire of Northam’s RoadWise Committee coordinated a road safety display at the village green as part of National Road Safety Week. As part of the display, and in partnership with Avon Valley Nissan, a 5 star Qashqai SUV wrapped in yellow helped to shine a light on road safety. Next to the car were 27 yellow crosses, symbolising the 27 road fatalities recorded in the Wheatbelt region during 2017.

The City of Mandurah’s RoadWise Advisory Group continues to drive home road safety messages in partnership with police, emergency services personnel and other local groups demonstrating their commitment to road safety. The Mandurah Traffic Bridge glowed yellow for National Road Safety Week.

The crash car display trailer was on display at various locations in the City of Armadale during National Road Safety Week, reminding drivers to slow down. The City also hosted a first responder's morning tea on Tuesday, 1 May to acknowledge the role of emergency services in road safety. City of Armadale staff were encouraged to turn on their headlights whilst driving on Friday, 4 May.

The new Koombana Footbridge in the City of Bunbury was lit up to help Shine a Light on Road Safety as part of National Road Safety Week. The new footbridge is passed by 12,000 motorists each day.

The Carnarvon RoadWise Committee used posters to promote National Road Safety Week to the community, urged drivers to turn on their headlights whilst driving in support of the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign and shared a national Road Safety Week posts each day on their Facebook page.

The Shire of Boddington lit up the Shire administration building in yellow to Shine a Light on Road Safety in their community. 

Kimberley RoadWise Committees and road safety partner agencies from across the region used the power social media to promote National Road Safety Week and the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign. Local promotions supported recent high profile campaigns including stock on roads, driver fatigue and driving on unsealed roads. Members of the community were also asked to turn their lights on Friday, 4 May.

The City of Stirling installed yellow lights under the 'Lina' art structure at the Civic Centre to help Shine a Light on Road Safety for passing motorists.

On Friday, 4May the Shire of Wyalkatchem held a morning tea to recognise the role of emergency service volunteers as first responders to road trauma. The major themes of Road Safety Week were all covered, including yellow cup-cakes representing headlights on, and a yellow brick road to road safety in "Wylie".

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Pictured above: Local Governments help promote National Road Safety Week and the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign in 2018.

Visit the WALGA RoadWise Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WALGARoadWise/ to keep up to date with community road safety activities across the state. 

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