Yellow lights acknowledge lives lost
10 May 2018
Western Australia glowed yellow during National Road Safety Week, with 17 iconic landmarks lit up in the city and regional areas.
“Yellow lights publicly acknowledge the lives lost and the families impacted by road trauma in this state,” said Acting Road Safety Commissioner, Iain Cameron.
“This helps bring road safety to the forefront of people’s minds during the week, and hopefully beyond,” he said.
In 2017, more than 1200 lives were lost on Australian roads and 161 of those people were killed in Western Australia.
“The only acceptable number of road deaths is zero, and it was heartening and inspiring to see organisations supporting our work towards zero fatalities on our roads,” Mr Cameron said.
“National Road Safety Week is an annual opportunity to start the conversation about road safety with loved ones, particularly those who may not know what it means to be impacted by road trauma.”
The State government of WA and the Road Safety Commission would like to thank the following road safety supporters.
- Council House Perth
- Trafalgar Bridge
- Bell Tower
- The Bridge, Elizabeth Quay
- Northbridge Piazza (James St Amphitheatre)
- Yagan Square Amphitheatre and Screen
- Channel Seven Building (Newspaper House, Osborne Park)
- Tonkin Highway Gateway Overpass
- Old Mandurah Traffic Bridge
- St George’s Cathedral
- WA Police Headquarters – yellow ribbon projection
- RAC lanterns at the front of the building
- Queens Park Theatre (Shire of Greater Geraldton)
- Albany Town Hall and Trees in the Town Hall Square (City of Albany)
- Koombana Footbridge (City of Bunbury)
- Fig tree opposite Shire of Collie Building (Shire of Collie)
- Building lit by Roadwise in the Kimberley