Targeting Fatigue at Events Across the Great Southern Region

Posted on: Monday, 28 October 2019 at 12:00:00 AM

Spring is always a busy time on the roads in the Great Southern region, with Albany hosting a wide range of large events attracting visitors from Perth and everywhere in between.

The Albany RoadWise Committee is working closely with event organisers to promote safe road use behaviours, with a particular emphasis on driver fatigue.

Organisers of events such as the Great Southern Street Machine Associations Show and Shine (28-29 September), the Southern Peaks Mountain Bike Festival (28-29 September), Run Albany Trail Running Festival (9-10 November) and the Delirium 24-hour Cycle Race (16 November) have all been provided with copies of the Albany RoadWise Committee's 'Tips for Planning a Fatigue Free Trip' flyer for distribution to event participants prior to or during events.

The flyer encourages participants to plan their trip to and from Albany to include regular breaks, swap drivers regularly and stop at participating Coffee Stop locations for a break and a free coffee for the driver.

The Committee is looking to expand this initiative to include upcoming events across the region during summer.

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Pictured above: Organisers of the Great Southern Street Machine Associations Show and Shine event helped share important driver fatigue messages with those who attended as well as those who displayed their vehicles at the event.

Contact Road Safety Advisor Carl Beck on 0418 904 081, or via email at cbeck@walga.asn.au to find out how your organisation can get involved with road safety projects in the Great Southern region.

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