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Community asked to take pledge during Road Safety Week

South Western Times

South West residents will be asked to take the National Road Safety Week pledge at Bunbury Forum today.

People can place pledge stickers on one of twelve 2.4m high roadside crosses, a reminder of those killed and injured on WA roads.

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said the crosses were a timely reminder of how road trauma affected the community.

“In addition to those deaths, there are also thousands who have been seriously injured,” Mrs Roberts said.

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“People who bear the scars and trauma of a serious road crash and people whose lives are forever changed, so I ask everyone to think about what they can do to make a difference.”

Road Safety Council chairman Iain Cameron said road safety was everyone’s responsibility.

“We’re all focused on our busy lives, but let’s not take for granted the importance of being able to travel safely as drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians,” he said.

The crosses will be at the forum from 8am to 2pm.

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