Take Your Selfie Here, Not on the Road

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

Take Your Selfie Here, Not on the Road

The M8 the call can W8 “Take Your Selfie Here, Not on the Road” theme was promoted by the City of Bunbury RoadWise and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at The Shift Youth Week event on Sunday, 15 April at the Koombana Foreshore.

Attendees were invited to sign a pledge not to use their mobile phone while driving and take their photo with the M8 the call can W8 selfie frame. They then received a mobile phone pouch to encourage them to bag up their mobile phone before driving to avoid distractions or a bumper sticker for their car. A road safety banner was also on display, reminding attendees about the dangers of texting while driving.

The display included the popular Perth Kombi Van Photo Booth which took more than 100 photos of people dressed up, with each person receiving a printed photo strip with the logos of the organisations involved. 

The display was a partnership between the City of Bunbury RoadWise Committee, City of Bunbury YAC and the South West Youth Driver Development Program.  It was made possible thanks to a Government of Western Australia Community Road Safety Grant.

The Shift festival's headline act, Melbourne band British India, helped promote the M8 the call can W8 message by posing for a photo just before they took to the stage.

Whilst 90% of WA drivers know texting while driving is dangerous 57% regularly offend. Using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving attracts a $400 penalty and three demerit points so it is particularly important for novice drivers on their red P Plates who only have four points in total.1

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Pictured above: The M8 the call can W8 message was heavily promoted at The Shift Youth Week event held in Bunbury, including by headlining band, British India. 

1 Government of Western Australia, Road Safety Commission, https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Rules-Penalties, 7 May 2018. 

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