Shire urges all to join road wise campaign

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Torre Evans, Tim Wiese, Leigh Ballard and Dale Stewart.
Camera IconTorre Evans, Tim Wiese, Leigh Ballard and Dale Stewart. Credit: Carolyn Thompson

The Shire of Narrogin is urging residents to abide by the rules of the road, as November 18 marked the beginning of WALGA’s Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign.

To date, 90 people have died on regional roads this year.

The community-based campaign provides an opportunity for everyone to directly contribute to road safety and work towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Shire president Leigh Ballard said everyone had a role to play in road safety. “The Shire of Narrogin is working to do all it can to advocate for a road network which is forgiving if people make a simple mistake,” he said.

“To support this, we ask everyone to join us and play their part by complying with all road rules and supporting local road safety initiatives.”

Mr Ballard said the Shire was giving out free Road Ribbon for Road Safetylapel ribbons for the community to wear to help spread awareness of the campaign. The ribbons are available at the Shire’s administration building.

“From 16 November, the Shire will be giving out free Road Ribbon for Road Safetylapel ribbons for the community to wear and raise awareness of the campaign to achieve zero deaths on our roads.”

Mr Ballard said the lapel will be available for free at the Shire’s administration building.

“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,” he said.

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