Road Rib­bon safety re­minder

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

WHEN Cottes­loe Mayor Jo Dawkins vis­its the fam­ily farm south of Darkan this Christ­mas, she will share driv­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties with her hus­band and take plenty of breaks.

Mrs Dawkins said the Road Rib­bon for Road Safety cam­paign was a timely re­minder to stay safe on the roads this fes­tive sea­son.

“I grew up in the coun­try, so I am quite con­scious of the fact that driv­ing long dis­tances on coun­try roads is a very dif­fer­ent ball game to driv­ing in the city,” she said.

“The Road Rib­bon cam­paign is im­por­tant at any time of year, but with the school hol­i­days and many peo­ple go­ing on trips, it raises a greater aware­ness for ev­ery­one just to slow down, be pa­tient, take a breath and keep safe.”

Cottes­loe po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said he hoped the com­mu­nity-based road safety ini­tia­tive would en­cour­age driv­ers to look af­ter each other.

“Peo­ple need to take a mo­ment, step back and plan their trip,” Sgt Booker said.

“It’s about hav­ing a good time but fo­cus­ing on the things that are im­por­tant.

“An­other good idea is to watch the Christ­mas pud­ding. We have caught out a few peo­ple af­ter hav­ing too much brandy pud­ding, so just check with the cook.”

Road Rib­bon for Road Safety runs un­til Jan­uary 6.

The pub­lic can spread the mes­sage by wear­ing a road rib­bon pin or shar­ing the e-road rib­bon via www.road­wise.asn.au/road-rib­bon­for-road-safety.aspx.

Pic­ture: Rosanna Can­dler

Sergeant Tony Booker and Mayor Jo Dawkins are re­in­forc­ing the Road Rib­bon mes­sage.

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