Ro­tary club vies for road safety award

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS -

Ro­tary Club of Ger­ald­ton has been named a 2018 Western Aus­tralian Re­gional Achieve­ment and Com­mu­nity Awards fi­nal­ist.

The club jointly runs an an­nual driver ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram for year Year 10 and 11 Mid West stu­dents with the Ro­tary clubs of Batavia Coast and of Ger­ald­ton Gree­nough.

This year, the Ro­tary Club of Ger­ald­ton will vie for the In­sur­ance Com­mis­sion of Western Aus­tralia re­gional safety award, which the com­mis­sion spon­sors be­cause of the over-rep­re­sen­ta­tion of car crashes in re­gional WA.

In the last fi­nan­cial year, 2400 mo­tor in­jury in­sur­ance claims were lodged in re­gional WA and the com­mis­sion paid out more than $90 mil­lion to those in­jured.

The Ro­tary ini­tia­tive in Ger­ald­ton fo­cuses on fa­tigue, seat­belts, ex­ces­sive speed, driver dis­trac­tion and driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

The Ro­tary Club of Ger­ald­ton is one of three fi­nal­ists con­tend­ing for the ac­co­lade and a $2000 prize. Award win­ners will be an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 19.

Pic­ture: Tamra Carr

Ger­ald­ton Se­nior Col­lege stu­dents Sarah Broad­hurst, Lily Ri­ley and Mad­di­son Conti have taken part in the lo­cal Ro­tary club’s driver ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

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