National Road Safety Week - 'Drive So Others Survive'

26/04/2017

Georges River Council is supporting Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week, which takes place from 8 – 14 May 2017.

This year’s theme is ‘Drive So Others Survive’ and the campaign uses the yellow ribbon as a symbol for national road safety.

The focus will be on improving outcomes for those who are vulnerable on our roads and highways.

National Road Safety Week is also a time to remember those who have been killed or seriously injured on our roads, and to stand in solidarity with their loved ones.

1,300 people were killed and 35,000 seriously injured on Australia’s roads last year – alarming statistics which should reduce any indifference to road safety within our community.

Georges River Council would like to remind people just how serious this issue is – it can affect any one of us, so the community as a whole need to be more vigilant and safety-conscious when using our roads.

Council wants to ensure the safety of those who use and maintain the road system but we can’t do it alone, so we encourage people to slow down, stay off their mobile devices while driving and report any issues they see that could affect road safety.
Council’s Local Traffic Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month, and considers proposals related to traffic, parking and signage.

For more information, please contact Council.