Councillors wear Yellow Ribbons to support National Road Safety Week
Posted on: 07.05.2019
Wollondilly Councillors and senior staff have pinned on yellow ribbons to show their support for National Road Safety Week. The event runs from 6 to 12 May 2019 and will coincide with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week.
Mayor Matthew Deeth said, “This is a great opportunity for all of us to help raise awareness of road safety in our community, particularly as more people move into the Wollondilly Shire and traffic volume increases.”
“Council is currently working towards achieving safety on our roads by offering a combination of driver education workshops for Learner Drivers right through to Seniors, regular free child car seat inspections and information campaigns on misunderstood road rules.”
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group in memory of Sarah Frazer who was killed alongside a tow truck driver in the emergency lane of a New South Wales highway in 2012.
More than 1,200 lives are lost on Australian roads every year, and NRSW 2019 is an opportunity for Commonwealth, State and Local Governments, road safety organisations, campaigners and businesses to shine a light on the issue, display yellow ribbons honouring those who have been lost and pledge to make the roads safer for everyone.
If you would like to make the pledge or find out more about road safety, you can head to the website https://www.roadsafetyweek.net.au/home/#home/pledge