Easter Road Safety Plea

Wanneroo Times - - Wannertoo Link -

With so many fam­i­lies trav­el­ling over the Easter week­end, the need to be more vig­i­lant on the road is para­mount. The City’s an­nual Bless­ing of the Roads last week was a poignant re­minder of the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact that road crashes have on our com­mu­nity. This im­por­tant event was held at the Wanneroo Road/Joon­dalup Drive in­ter­sec­tion, and fea­tured Road Safety Com­mis­sioner Kim Pa­palia and WA Mo­tor­cy­cle Riders As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Dave Wright as guest speak­ers. It also brought to­gether mem­bers of the WA Po­lice and Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices crews in ad­di­tion to lo­cal school chil­dren, who placed crosses in the ground as a mark of re­spect for vic­tims of road crashes. The re­flec­tive oc­ca­sion was bal­anced with an awards cer­e­mony recog­nis­ing a com­mit­ment to road safety. It was my pleasure to present Hu­man Spirit Awards to the Wanneroo Road­wise Work­ing Group and Mer­riwa Pri­mary School traf­fic war­dens Dave Vance and Jacky Fisher. In WA last year, 195 peo­ple lost their lives in road crashes, which is a heart­break­ing statis­tic and so I urge ev­ery­one to stick to the speed limit, take reg­u­lar breaks, wear a seat­belt and don’t drink and drive. Please also be alert for mo­tor­cy­clists and cy­clists.

Lachlan Chilton (Clark­son Com­mu­nity High School) and Emma O’Leary (St John Paul Banksia Grove) with Mayor Tracey Roberts at the Bless­ing of the Roads cer­e­mony. II Catholic Pri­mary School,

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