Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is keen to promote the 2017 WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign, which was recently launched and runs until January 5 next year.
The campaign is committed to improving road safety by increasing awareness, getting the community involved and working together to reduce road fatalities and injuries in Western Australia.
Mr Redman said more than 4100 people were killed or seriously injured on regional roads from 2012 – 2016, a rate of 127.5 incidents per 100,000 people.
This region is not immune from the devastating impact of road accidents, with 141 people in the South West and 40 people in the Great Southern killed over that four year period,” he said.
“Time and time again we hear the same behaviours leading to road deaths and serious injuries – seat belts not being worn, speed, drink driving and fatigue.
“If everyone does their bit by following road rules, driving to conditions, buckling up, staying alert and being respectful of other road users, we can all get home safely to our families.”
“We are especially conscious of the disproportionately high road toll recorded in regional WA and encourage those traveling in the regions over the holiday period to be safe road users.
“No family wants an empty seat at the table this Christmas, so slow down and be mindful of other road users this holiday season.”
The Nationals WA will be wearing their road ribbons in Parliament over the next three weeks to demonstrate their support for the campaign, joining more than 21,000 other West Australians who have ordered the ribbons so far.