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Easter blessings drive responsibility on the roads
Added on: Friday, March 23, 2012

Local Governments across Western Australia are reminding drivers of their responsibility whilst travelling on the roads during the busy Easter long weekend. 

WA Local Government Association President Mayor Troy Pickard said everyone has a role to play as we strive towards a vision of zero deaths and injuries on our roads. 

“Road safety is not just up to governments, police officers, road designers or road safety organisations – it’s a responsibility of the entire community,” Mayor Pickard said.

“To move towards this vision we need to create a safe system with safe drivers travelling at safe speeds in safe vehicles on safe roads.

“The Blessing of the Roads campaign is one of the ways Local Governments are helping to raise awareness road safety in their local communities.

“Many Local Governments across the State will be joining forces with local road safety partners as well as emergency service personnel to hold a formal ceremony to bless the roads in the week leading up to the Easter long weekend.

“Any death or serious injury on the roads is one too many, so we all need to make a conscious effort to be cautious, take care and be well rested when travelling on our roads over the upcoming holiday season.”

Plan ahead this Easter and remember to:

  • Slow down and drive to the conditions.
  • Make sure you and your passengers wear a seatbelt or appropriate child car restraint.
  • Turn off your mobile phone or put it out of reach to avoid using it while driving.
  • If you plan to drink, plan not to drive.
  • Swap drivers every two hours or stop and revive at one of the many coffee stops or Driver Reviver locations run by volunteers throughout WA. Driver Reviver locations can be found by visiting  www.roadwise.asn.au/resources/projects/driver .

 

For further information about the Blessing of the Roads campaign, visit www.roadwise.asn.au  

Note:
Individual Local Governments organise Blessing of the Roads events within their community in the lead up to the Easter long weekend.
Details of known Blessing of the Road events

 

Local Government Date Venue Time Other comments
Shire of Murray 30-Mar Pinjarra Primary School 9am Invite only
Shire of Esperance 30-Mar Post Office Square TBA Community members welcome
City of Armadale 31-Mar Memorial Park Armadale 11am RSVP to Colin Marshall or Julie Moyce by phone 9399 0432
Cities of Swan, Bayswater, Stirling and Joondalup 3-Apr Lilac Hill Park, West Swan Road, Caversham 9.30-11am Invite only
Shire of Waroona 3-Apr Waroona Memorial Hall, Amphitheatre 10.30am Community members welcome. RSVP to Kathy Simpson by phone 9733 7813
City of Mandurah 3-Apr Eastern Foreshore Rotunda 10am Community members welcome. RSVP by 26 March to Helen Truscott by phone on 9550 3287
City of Greater Geraldton 3-Apr Geraldton Foreshore, next to Dome cafe 9am Community members welcome
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes 4-Apr Bridgetown Memorial Park 10am Community members welcome. RSVP by 28 March to Glen Norris or Tania Lockley by phone 9761 1555
Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale 4-Apr Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School 9.30am Invite only
Shire of Plantagenet 4-Apr Shire of Plantagenet offices 11.30am Community members welcome. RSVP to Megan by phone 9892 1140. 
Cape Naturaliste RoadWise Committee 4-Apr Dunsborough Lions Park, Dunsborough 11am Community members are welcome
City of Wanneroo 5-Apr Carramar Golf Course Estate, intersection of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive, Tapping 10-11.15am Invite only
Shire of Dundas 5-Apr Shire of Dundas Offices 9-10am Community members welcome. RSVP to Cissy Ellison by phone 08 9039 1205 or by email youth@dundas.wa.gov.au

 

 

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