Grey rib­bon’s mes­sage on road safety driven home

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Phoebe Pin

Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der road users are be­ing called on to stand in sol­i­dar­ity to re­duce road deaths ahead of the fes­tive sea­son.

The city’s Road­wise Com­mit­tee has launched its 2018 Road Rib­bon for Road Safety Cam­paign in the hope of gar­ner­ing com­mu­nity sup­port in mak­ing trav­el­ling through re­gional WA safer for every­one. Gold­fields-Esper­ance road safety ad­viser Carol-Anne Bradley said the fact 84 peo­ple had died in road traf­fic ac­ci­dents in re­gional WA this year was “un­ac­cept­able” and en­cour­aged res­i­dents to do their part in im­prov­ing road safety.

“We ask every­one to join us and play their part by com­ply­ing with all road rules and sup­port­ing lo­cal road safety ini­tia­tives be­ing im­ple­mented in our com­mu­nity,” she said.

To in­crease aware­ness about the cam­paign, the Depart­ment of Trans­port of­fice in Kal­go­or­lieBoul­der will dis­play a Christ­mas tree adorned with grey rib­bons this month.

“By wear­ing a free road rib­bon and spread­ing the cam­paign mes­sages to friends, fam­ily and col­leagues, you are show­ing your sup­port and help­ing to keep road safety high on the agenda as we head into the fes­tive sea­son,” Ms Bradley said.

“You are also help­ing to shift the think­ing on road deaths and se­ri­ous in­juries — road rib­bon for zero; make road safety the hero.”

Grey road rib­bons will also be avail­able from Main Roads in Piesse Street, Boul­der, and Lot­ter­ies House on Wil­son Street.

Pic­ture: Kelsey Reid

Depart­ment of Trans­port se­nior re­gional of­fi­cer Glenys Wood­man, Main Roads cus­tomer ser­vice of­fi­cer Ni­cole Sul­li­van, Gold­fields-Esper­ance road safety ad­vi­sor Carol-Anne Bradley and RAC Kal­go­or­lie team man­ager Kelly O’Don­nell.

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