Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils have been announced as Yellow Ribbon Councils by SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) President Peter Frazer, for their long-time support of National Road Safety Week.
Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM and Forbes Shire Council’s Director of Corporate Services Stefan Murru accepted the certificates. Lachlan Shire Council’s certificate was presented to General Manager Greg Tory by the Councils’ shared Road Safety Officer Melanie Suitor earlier this week.
“We are all touched by road trauma, which echoes through our community and is felt by so many others – family and friends, work colleagues, community groups, emergency service workers and local communities,” Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM said.
“That’s why the Councils’ are very supportive of road safety and have been active in this space for almost 20 years.”
The week honours the memory of the 1,200 lives lost, and more than 44,000 seriously injured on Australia’s roads each year.
People are encouraged to sign an online pledge to not drive distracted, not speed and to never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Take the pledge at: www.roadsafetyweek.com.au