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Drivers urged to support road safety campaign

South Western Times
Capel Shire president Murray Scott and South West road safety advisor Nicola Smith.
Camera IconCapel Shire president Murray Scott and South West road safety advisor Nicola Smith. Credit: Emily Ace / South Western Times

Ribbons have been delivered to local government offices and libraries this week ahead of Sunday’s launch of the 2017 WALGA RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safetycampaign.

Events and displays are popping up in locations across the South West, including the City of Bunbury library and Harvey, Dardanup, Capel, Bridgetown and Busselton shire administration buildings.

So far 18 people have died on South West roads this year, with preliminary statistics showing 26 people died on South West roads in 2016.

Capel shire president Murray Scott encouraged everyone to get involved by picking up a ribbon and raising awareness of road safety over the festive season.

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“It’s about making sure everyone gets home safely over Christmas,” he said.

“Bussell Highway is a dangerous stretch of road, so it’s important that people take care while travelling – even if you are running late, be sure to stick to the speed to ensure you arrive safely.

“We ask individuals to join the cause and play their part by complying with all road rules, being alert and behaving safely on the roads.”

Waroona Shire Council will officially launch its campaign at a meeting on December 6 and the Industry Road Safety Alliance South West will include Road Ribbons at its Christmas road safety campaign launch in Collie on December 5.

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