The WA Local Government Association (WALGA) RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign begins on Sunday 17 November to alert people about road trauma, especially over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Aligned with United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday, WALGA wants to bring attention to the number of people killed or injured on the state’s roads, and how these can be prevented.
“Between 2013 and 2017, 9,276 people were killed or seriously injured on WA roads, with almost 5,400 of these on local roads,” President, Cr Lynne Craigie said.
“We know one of the most effective ways to reduce this number is for everyone – across all spheres of Government, business, industry and community – to play their part in creating a safe system and a future of zero harm.”
The 2019 campaign runs until 3 January 2020.