Shire of Denmark

Meeting Dates

The Shire of Denmark RoadWise Committee meets monthly at the Shire of Denmark.

Committee Membership

  • Shire of Denmark Councillors
  • Shire of Denmark staff
  • WA Police Force
  • Department of Health
  • WALGA's RoadWise Program
  • Main Roads WA
  • St John Ambulance Service
  • Denmark District High School
  • Community members

News

Projects/Issues

  • Fatigue education
  • Speed displays
  • Drink driving education displays
  • Restraint displays
  • Seniors road safety
  • Blessing of the Roads
  • The Road Ribbons for Road Safety campaign
  • Road Safety project grants
  • Sign of Safety – aiming for 100% of wineries with the sign of safety
  • Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride campaign

Sober Super Heroes

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The Shire of Denmark RoadWise Committee in partnership with the Denmark Police are recognising and rewarding Sober Super Heroes and their passengers for making good choices around alcohol and driving.

32% of fatal crashes in 2016 had drink driving as a factor[1], but rather than focus on the potential consequences of drink driving, the Denmark RoadWise Committee has taken a different approach. The Committee launched a reward program, recognising drivers and their passengers choosing to leave alcohol out of the driving equation.

Purpose

We know there are a lot of people in our community who do the right thing by not drinking anything before getting behind the wheel. We want to reward the good choices that people make around alcohol and driving. This was our way to show people that the whole community appreciates what they’re doing, because their choices affect all of us.

What can you do?

The whole community can support this campaign by encouraging people not to drink any alcohol before driving, and by setting a good example by doing the same.

Enjoy the ride

The Shire of Denmark RoadWise Committee promotes the benefits of slowing down, both on the road and in life at the Shire’s annual Australia Day breakfast. Residents who attend the breakfast have the opportunity to take part in a quiz which focusses on the issue of speeding as well as take home material on the Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride campaign.

In addition to this the RoadWise committee regularly looks at speed issues around the Shire and welcomes input from community members on this and other local road safety issues.

Road Ribbons for Road Safety

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The Shire is an active participant in the Christmas campaign, Road Ribbons for Road Safety. The annual campaign is launched on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in November and runs over the Christmas and New Year period and into January. Free ribbons and displays can be found at various places around Denmark such as the Shire office, the police station, Denmark Health Service and the schools.

Visit the Road Ribbons for Road Safety camapign page to find out more information.

Contact

Andrea Smithson

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