Bipartisan support for SARAH president Peter Frazer

Faulconbridge father Peter Frazer is being supported in his tireless efforts on road safety by one Blue Mountains car company.

Peter Frazer, president of Safer Australian Roads and Highways [SARAH], recently picked up a new Mazda CX-3 from Blue Mountains Mazda.

The team at Mazda were “proud to offer some support to the purchase and ongoing vehicle servicing, they see the importance of backing locals who are going above and beyond”, a spokesman for the group said.

“SARAH is doing a fantastic job of building awareness. It’s a great local organisation with a very important national message of road safety to share. The new vehicle, in bright soul red, will allow Peter to get out there and help others in a cause he is relentlessly passionate about.”

Mr Frazer said with With Drive So Others Survive as the motto of their group, SARAH’s first new car had to be safe but also affordable.

“So with regard to safety, it had to come with a five-star ANCAP rating and specifically feature autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard on its base model.”

Mr Frazer said AEB was important technology because if it detects a potential collision ahead, the car automatically applies the brakes to stop the crash.

“We have been advocating for AEB to protect vulnerable road users since our beautiful daughter Sarah was killed by a distracted truck driver back in 2012.

“We can’t change what happened to Sarah, but because AEB is a proven technology, it can prevent someone else’s loved one from being seriously injured or killed… and we are pleased to drive the CX3 because we reckon your loved ones matter.”

Mr Frazer, who has lived in the Mountains for more than 30 years thanked management and staff of Blue Mountains Mazda “for their solid commitment to road safety, as well as their generous support of Safer Australian Roads and Highways”.

Earlier this year, bipartisan support was given to the former Blue Mountains Citizen of the Year during speeches to the Parliament in Canberra by the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Opposition Transport spokesman Anthony Albanese in May.

Mr McCormack recognised the “important and powerful work” of Mr Frazer and his group SARAH [Safer Australian Roads and Highways] which was named after Peter’s daughter who lost her life in 2012 while travelling on a regional road to university.

“With more than 1200 people killed on roads every year and with over 35,000 seriously injured, road trauma is at epidemic proportions,” Mr Frazer said.

“Telling Sarah's story has meant that, in a very real way, she has become the face of road safety across our nation”.