Workers in local councils around the country this week wore yellow ribbons and took an online pledge to be safer drivers as part of National Road Safety Week which concludes on 12 May.
Landmarks around the country were lit in yellow, while councils, schools and emergency service agencies held public events to highlight that more than 1200 people are killed and another 35,000 seriously injured on Australian roads each year.
In NSW, members of the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils wore yellow lapel ribbons, while their fleet vehicles displayed yellow ribbons for road safety, Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Belinda Coe, said.
It’s the third time the three councils have partnered with the Week’s organizer, SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) Group to support the national road safety initiative.
Police in Western Australia visited schools to remind students how to safely cross the road, while in Canberra, staff at ACT Government shop fronts wore yellow ribbons.