PERTH-Bayswater Rugby Union Club urges people to buckle their seatbelts as part of RugbyWA’s upcoming fifth annual Belt Up round in July.
The round, supported by the Insurance Commission of WA, will be held from July 21 to 28.
The Commission provided all senior rugby clubs with Belt Up branded balls and training equipment.
Perth-Bayswater president Kerrie Buist said the Belt Up campaign aimed to increase public awareness about the prevention of car accidents leading to fewer insurance claims.
“The Belt Up campaign aims to educate the rugby community on the dangers of not wearing a seat belt,” she said.
“Males aged 18-35 are most at risk which makes up the majority of the senior rugby community and therefore is a perfect safety message to spread to our players to make sure they Belt Up on the way to training, games and every time they get in the car.”
Mt Lawley MLA and club supporter Simon Millman said it was clear that seat belts saved lives.
“Whether it’s a quick trip to the shops or driving around our wonderful State, no one can afford to risk the pain that seat belts prevent,” he said.