Gi­ant Koala shin­ing brightly

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

The Gi­ant Koala on the Western High­way at Dadswells Bridge will shine a dis­tinc­tive bright yel­low un­til Mon­day as part of a road-safety aware­ness cam­paign.

Road Trauma Sup­port Ser­vices Vic­to­ria is il­lu­mi­nat­ing the Gi­ant Koala with lights do­nated from the State Emer­gency Ser­vice as part of its Shine a Light on Road Safety pro­ject.

Staff mem­bers at Mc­don­ald’s restau­rants in Stawell, Hor­sham and Ararat are also wear­ing t-shirts and sell­ing pins as part of the pro­mo­tion.

Shine a Light on Road Safety Grampians co-or­di­na­tor Daniel Bell said the pro­mo­tion co­in­cided with Na­tional Road Safety Week and in­cluded il­lu­mi­na­tion projects across the state.

“Fri­day is also ‘leave your head­lights on day’. It’s all about rais­ing aware­ness about the im­pact of road trauma,” he said.

“The mes­sage in our part of the world is that ru­ral deaths oc­cur or ru­ral roads.”

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