Road Ribbon safety reminder for Christmas

Sergeant Tony Booker and Mayor Jo Dawkins are reinforcing the Road Ribbon message.         Picture: Rosanna Candler
Sergeant Tony Booker and Mayor Jo Dawkins are reinforcing the Road Ribbon message.         Picture: Rosanna Candler

WHEN Cottesloe Mayor Jo Dawkins visits the family farm south of Darkan this Christmas, she will share driving responsibilities with her husband and take plenty of breaks.

Mrs Dawkins said the Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign was a timely reminder to stay safe on the roads this festive season.

“I grew up in the country, so I am quite conscious of the fact that driving long distances on country roads is a very different ball game to driving in the city,” she said.

“The Road Ribbon campaign is important at any time of year, but with the school holidays and many people going on trips, it raises a greater awareness for everyone just to slow down, be patient, take a breath and keep safe.”

Cottesloe police Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said he hoped the community-based road safety initiative would encourage drivers to look after each other.

“People need to take a moment, step back and plan their trip,” Sgt Booker said.

“It’s about having a good time but focusing on the things that are important.

“Another good idea is to watch the Christmas pudding. We have caught out a few people after having too much brandy pudding, so just check with the cook.”

Road Ribbon for Road Safety runs until January 6.

The public can spread the message by wearing a road ribbon pin or sharing the e-road ribbon via here.