Prayers for road safety over Easter

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

SPE­CIAL bless­ing of the road cer­e­monies will be hosted by the cities of Wanneroo and Joon­dalup later this month to pro­mote the im­por­tance of safety for all road users.

The an­nual cer­e­monies are part of the WA Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion’s Road­Wise pro­gram that fo­cuses on road safety for mo­torists, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans trav­el­ling dur­ing the busy Easter pe­riod.

It is also a chance to re­mem­ber the hun­dreds of West Aus­tralians killed or in­jured on WA roads each year and to recog­nise the ef­forts of emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel and vol­un­teer work­ers who are of­ten the first re­spon­ders at crash sites.

The Wanneroo cer­e­mony will be held on March 28 from 10am to 11.30am next to the City’s busiest in­ter­sec­tion at Wanneroo Road and Joon­dalup Drive in Tap­ping.

At the cer­e­mony, the WA Po­lice chap­lain will pray for safety on all roads with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from WA Po­lice, the Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices and St John’s Am­bu­lance also in at­ten­dance.

The Hu­man Spirit Awards will be pre­sented on the day, ac­knowl­edg­ing ded­i­cated in­di­vid­u­als and groups con­tribut­ing to road safety each day.

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The Joon­dalup cer­e­mony, held in con­junc­tion with the cities of Stir­ling and Swan, will be at Sor­rento Beach Park from 9.30am to 11.30am.

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