National Road Safety Week highlights need for greater driver safety

Peter Frazer with Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill.
Peter Frazer with Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill.

National Road Safety Week will promote the theme, "Drive So Others Survive", from November 15-22.

The campaign is an initiative of Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) which was established by Blue Mountains resident Peter Frazer after his daughter, Sarah, was killed in a road crash on the Hume Highway in February 2012.

Blue Mountains City Council has once again thrown its support behind the awareness week.

"We all have a role to play in keeping our kids and other vulnerable members of our community safe on the roads by slowing down, removing distractions and adhering to the road rules," said Blue Mountains mayor, Mark Greenhill.

On Sunday, November 15 the National Road Safety Weekcampaign is asking people to pause at noon to remember the 1200 people who died on our roads last year.

All Australians are also encouraged to participate in this year's events by displaying a yellow ribbon on their car, motorbike or bicycle, as a symbol of commitment to safer driving and to reflect on the impact of road tragedy.

Yellow ribbons and other Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week items are available by donation at council's customer service counters in Katoomba and Springwood, and online at www.sarahgroup.org.

You can further support the cause by taking the Road Safety pledge at: www.roadsafetyweek.net.au/home/#home/pledge.