Wanneroo blessing of the roads ceremony a reminder for all road users to be safe

Lachlan Chilton, Emma O'Leary and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts at last year’s blessing of the roads. Picture: Martin Kennealey d467562
Lachlan Chilton, Emma O'Leary and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts at last year’s blessing of the roads. Picture: Martin Kennealey d467562

A SPECIAL blessing of the road ceremony will be hosted by the City of Wanneroo later this month to promote the importance of safety for all road users.

The annual ceremony is part of the WA Local Government Association’s RoadWise program that focuses on road safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians travelling during the busy Easter period.

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 28 next to the City’s busiest intersection at Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive in Tapping.

Ahead of the ceremony, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts urged all road users to take care this Easter and school holiday period.

“All road users must play a part in road safety,” she said.

“We all need to drive carefully, follow speed limits, wear seatbelts, never use mobile phones while driving, and never drink and drive,” she said.

“It’s also important for drivers to be well rested and take breaks on long trips.”

During the ceremony, the WA Police chaplain will pray for safety on all roads with representatives from the WA Police Service, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St John’s Ambulance also in attendance.

The Human Spirit Awards will be presented on the day, acknowledging dedicated individuals and groups contributing to road safety each day.

The awards are aimed at individuals or groups that have promoted and supported road safety; participated in road safety projects, campaigns or activities; developed policies or strategies to reduce road related deaths or trauma; or raised awareness of local safety issues.

Nominations are now open and to download a nomination form, visit http://bit.ly/2H9fM5M.

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