Showcasing the Swan RoadWise Committee
Posted on: Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 12:00:00 AM
The City of Swan RoadWise Committee is committed to raising awareness of road safety by regularly organising and participating in road safety activities in their local community.
Dedication has led to three of their members, Cr. Mick Wainwright (current Chair), Kevin Smith (previous Chair) and Tom Nagy (community representative) each contributing to the committee for more than ten years.
Working with the City of Swan, the City of Swan RoadWise Committee has helped implement a wide variety of initiatives across all four cornerstones including:
- The Reggie's Road Rules campaign which uses posters and other material to clarify various road rules and provide safety tips about topics such as driver distraction, motorcycle awareness and cycling/pedestrian safety. Reggie is also proudly displayed on several City of Swan rubbish trucks. The Reggie's Road Rules campaign won an award in the 2014 Local Government Road Safety Awards.
- A new crash trailer that aims to raise awareness of road safety issues. The trailer is on display around the City and is loaned to other Local Governments and organisations to promote road safety. The crash trailer, which is supported by WA Police, the RAC and WALGA's RoadWise Program, was refurbished thanks to a grant from the Government of Western Australia’s Road Safety Community Grants Program.
- Free vehicle and child car restraint checks which are run in partnership with the City of Stirling Road Safety Working Group prior to the Easter and Christmas holiday period each year.
- A comprehensive fleet safety policy which ensures vehicles purchased have a minimum 5-star ANCAP safety rating for all sedans and 4-star rating for all light commercial vehicles.
The success of the City of Swan RoadWise Committee (pictured below) is attributed to the valuable contribution of both City of Swan staff and volunteer members.
To find out more about the City of Swan RoadWise Committee and their local road safety activities, visit the Committee's RoadWise webpage.
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