RESIDENTS are urged to stay safe on the roads this festive season as the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo team up with WA Local Government Association for the Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign.
The RoadWide Program initiative encourages all road users to wear a road ribbon until January 6 as a reminder of the shared responsibility to be safe on the roads.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the ultimate goal was a road transport system that supported safe and accident-free journeys.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play by doing the right thing,” she said.
“This includes obeying road rules, signage, speed limits and driving to the specific conditions.
“I urge all drivers to do everything they can to stay safe, including no drink driving, no speeding and never using a mobile phone while at the wheel.
“It is also important to make sure that everyone in the car wears their seatbelt regardless of how short the journey may be.”
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said people needed to work together to reduce the number of serious road crashes by complying with road rules, being alert and safe, and positively influencing the road behaviour of others.
“By wearing a free road ribbon, emailing the e-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 one of the busiest times on our roads each year – the Christmas-New Year holiday period,” he said.
The Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign strives towards zero fatalities in line with the statewide road safety strategy.
The RoadWise Program campaign runs until January 6.
For more information, visit www.roadwise.asn.au or call 9405 5072.