Share the Road Down South

Posted on: Monday, 23 December 2019 at 12:00:00 AM

The Geographe Bay Regional RoadWise Working Group is using a rest bay billboard on the way into the City of Busselton to promote the 'Share the Road' message over the summer holidays.

The timing of the message coincided with the start of the 2019 Leavers Event and the anticipated increase in tourist numbers in the area over summer.

The 'Share the Road' and 'Share, Respect, Enjoy' messaging is being promoted to recognise that there will be an increase in visitors to the area walking, riding and driving over the holidays.

People are being reminded to be aware of vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

The Geographe Bay Regional RoadWise Working Group analysed road crash data for the City of Busselton for the five year period from January 2014 to December 2018 when developing its 2019/2020 Action Plan. In that five year period there were 14 reported crashes that involved a hit pedestrian.

For more information about sharing roads and footpaths, visit the Road Safety Commission's website.

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Pictured above: The Geographe Bay Regional RoadWise Working Group is encouraging everyone to share the roads. 

South West Local Governments interested in working together to prevent road trauma by adopting safe system policy and practice can contact Road Safety Advisor, Nicky Smith on 0438 982 563 or email nsmith@walga.asn.au.

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