A simple road safety ribbon might be the centrepiece of the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, but behind the ribbon is the serious message that people shouldn't die or be seriously injured for making a mistake on our roads.
To date, more than 83 people have died in regional WA this year – a number we do not accept.
Sunday, 17 November marked the first day of the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, coinciding with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This community-based campaign provides an opportunity for everyone to directly contribute to road safety and work towards achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Shire President Paul Omodei said everyone has a role to play in road safety and with this in mind, the Shire of Manjimup was working to do all it could to plan, design and influence a safe system which advocates for a road network which is forgiving if people make a simple mistake.
"To support this, we ask everyone to join us and play their part by complying with all road rules and supporting local road safety initiatives being implemented in our community" Cr Omodei said.
"By wearing a free road ribbon and spreading the campaign messages to friends, family and colleagues, you are showing your support and helping to keep road safety high on the agenda as we head into the festive season."
"You are also helping to change the thinking on road safety towards a culture where we no longer accept that our family, friends or community members should be killed or seriously injured as a result of road trauma," Cr Omodei added.
Road ribbons are available from the Shire of Manjimup Administration Building and the Shire Depot on Wetherell Street.
To find out more about our road safety initiatives visit, https://www.manjimup.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
For more information about the Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, visit the WALGA RoadWise website; www.roadwise.asn.au/road-ribbon-for-road-safety.aspx.
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Sheri Laba, Public Relations Officer
Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773