Quinns clubs win road safety award

Northern Beaches Cycling Club president Chris Howard and Quinns Rocks Sports Club president Rohan Cantrill.
Northern Beaches Cycling Club president Chris Howard and Quinns Rocks Sports Club president Rohan Cantrill.

QUINNS Rocks Sports Club won $10,000 for hosting a road safety event with Northern Beaches Cycling Club.

The sports club was a finalist for three awards at the Clubs WA Awards for Excellence ceremony on June 29, including the club refurbishment category and for the children’s Christmas party in the best club members event large category.

It won the road safety award, presented by Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts.

The cycling club facilitated the road safety event in February with a theme of ‘Safety in numbers, look out for each other’.

The event included bike safety checks, road rules awareness course for children and displays to raise awareness of the dangers of driver distraction, including the use of mobile phones.

The event also highlighted the road rules requiring minimum passing distance of cyclists of 1m in up to 60km/h zones and 1.5m for speed zones above 60km/h.

“The event went a long way to raising awareness of issues of safety for drivers and cyclists alike, and broke down a lot of the ‘us vs them’ mentality of road use,” cycling club president Chris Howard said.

Sports club president Rohan Cantrill said the event showed members were attentive to and accepted road safety

“The concept of integrating road awareness by way of setting up scenarios within the sports club raised a lot of positive comments from our members who took the time to ask questions and also fill out a questionnaire with regards to road safety,” he said.

“It was that attitude that assisted us in receiving this great award for road safety from Clubs WA and the Road Safety Commission.”

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