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2017 Blessing of the Roads Campaign

With the Easter long weekend approaching and many of us planning to travel, the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Roadwise Committee is joining with WALGA’s Roadwise to take part in the Blessing of the Roads campaign.  The campaign reminds everyone about their responsibility for ensuring the roads are safe in the lead up to and during the Easter long weekend.

The Blessing of the Roads campaign is aligned with Towards Zero, WA’s road safety strategy 2008 – 2020, which has a long term vision of a road transport system where crashes resulting in death or serious injury are virtually eliminated.

Through the Towards Zero vision, the campaign intends to highlight the importance of shared responsibility where we all have a role to play in working towards a safe system.  This is achieved through our four cornerstones:

  • Safe roads and roadsides – Investing in improvements to roads and infrastructure
  • Safe speeds – Establishing speed limits according to the features of the roads and roadsides
  • Safe vehicles – Encouraging the community and organisations to purchase safe vehicles
  • Safe road use – Addressing impaired driving (alcohol, drugs, fatigue and distraction), restraint use and speed choice

Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Roadwise Committee Chairman, Cr Joann Moore invites members of our community as well as visitors to our Shire to come along to the annual Blessing of the Roads ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 commencing at 9.00am in Memorial Park, Bridgetown (Bridgetown Town Hall if raining).