National Road Safety Week 2018, April 30 – May 6, has been officially launched in Perth’s Yagan Square.
Landmarks around Australia, including WA icons such as the Elizabeth Quay bridge, the Bell Tower, Council House, the Gateway Sky Ribbon on Tonkin Highway and the new Mandurah Traffic Bridge, will glow yellow during the week as a reminder of the lives lost on our roads.
Acting Commissioner Iain Cameron joined Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group President Peter Frazer and his wife Judyunder the yellow canopy of the Yagan Square Amphitheatre on Sunday night to launch National Road Safety Week with the theme ‘Drive so others survive’.
Mr Frazer founded National Road Safety Week in 2013, to raise awareness of the impact of road trauma on a national scale after his daughter Sarah and a tow truck driver were killed in a tragic crash in New South Wales in 2012.
“I am honoured that the SARAH Group and Peter Frazer chose Perth for the national launch of this year’s National Road Safety Week,” said Mr Cameron.
“As WA landmarks glow yellow in acknowledgement of the lives lost and the families impacted by road trauma in this state, we encourage everyone to have road safety at the forefront of their minds this week and beyond.”