Zero Hero: Kingsley resident Mel Verna rewarded for safe driving


Kingsley Zero Hero Mel Verna and children Riley and Tahlia.
Kingsley Zero Hero Mel Verna and children Riley and Tahlia.

KINGSLEY resident Mel Verna has been rewarded for her safe driving.

She was one of eight lucky Zero Heroes, a driver with no demerit points, to win a $100 fuel voucher by visiting the Road Safety Commission’s stand at the recent Royal Show.

She took the time to confirm her Zero Heroes status on the Department of Transport website, but almost missed out on entering the competition.

“The weather wasn’t the best on the day we visited the show, so the internet was down,” Ms Verna said.

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“But the staff didn’t give up, and we could enter when the internet reconnected, and I’m grateful for that.

“I first heard of the Zero Heroes campaign when my friend sent me the link on Facebook, so I recognised the stand at the show.”

Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia said WA had more than 800,000 Zeroes Heroes, and 1676 of those entered the show competition.

“We encourage Zero Heroes to be road safety ambassadors by starting a conversation about safe driving behaviours on the road.

“It could be asking someone to slow down, or not to use their mobile phone in the car, as the more we talk about road safety, the more we can contribute to saving lives together.”