Shellharbour Civic Centre will be lit up yellow to promote safe driving behaviour as part of National Road Safety Week from Sunday 15 November to Sunday 22 November 2020.
Every year, approximately 1200 people are killed and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads.
National Road Safety Week (NRSW) is an initiative of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group that aims to highlight the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.
This year NSW will lead the national campaign, and Shellharbour City Council is getting on board by embracing the symbol of NRSW, the yellow ribbon.
The Civic Centre will be lit up yellow and a giant yellow ribbon will be on display in the Civic Centre foyer, which passers-by can add their own safe driving pledge. Yellow ribbons will also be attached to Council’s fleet of cars.
Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said that raising awareness of road safety was of vital importance for community safety.
“In Shellharbour, over the past five years, there have been 190 fatal and serious injury crashes where eight people have lost their lives,” Cr Saliba said.
“The campaigns key message for this year, ‘Lead the way: Drive so others survive’, reflects the critical importance of responsible decision making behind the wheel in keeping yourself and others safe.
“With Christmas just around the corner, let’s help make sure that everyone gets to their family and friends safely. Please slow down, look out for others and make safe choices,” she said.