Roads blessed for safety

Julia Hodge accepts her Human Spirit Award from Mayor Tracey Roberts.
Julia Hodge accepts her Human Spirit Award from Mayor Tracey Roberts.

In conjunction with the WA Local Government Association’s RoadWise program, the Blessing of the Roads campaign is aimed at creating awareness for all road users to be courteous, to take care and have common sense when travelling this Easter long weekend ” a period when there is often a spike in serious and fatal crashes.

The City of Wanneroo’s ceremony was held last Thursday at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive in Tapping.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts urged motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to take care on the roads.

‘We all need to take care, keep within the speed limits, wear seatbelts and not drink and drive,’ she said.

WA Police Chaplain Joe Newbold prayed for the safety of all road users and the emergency services staff who often deal with road trauma during this time.

Detective Superintendent Charlie Carver spoke about the Easter road safety campaign.

Students from local schools also took part, placing white crosses in the ground to symbolise the lives lost on our roads in the past year.

The City of Joondalup’s ceremony was held on Tuesday at the corner of Reid and Tonkin highways in Noranda as part of a joint ceremony with the cities of Bayswater, Stirling and Swan.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard reminded drivers that everyone had a shared responsibility when travelling on the roads.