Wingecarribee Shire’s motorists are being urged to reflect on their driving habits this Friday 29 May as part of the national road safety campaign Fatality Free Friday.
Fatality Free Friday is Australia’s largest community-based road safety campaign.
Council’s Road Safety Officer Melanie Lausz explained the concept of the campaign.
“The aim of Fatality Free Friday is to encourage drivers to think consciously about their actions every time they get behind the wheel in an effort to help reduce our country’s road toll,” she said.
According to the Australian Road Safety Foundation, just one Fatality Free Friday would equate to more than five lives saved across the nation and countless families and loved ones spared the consequences.
“We’re asking drivers to take a pledge in which they promise to drive safely,” Ms Lausz said.
“Some simple tips include being patient with other road users which includes cyclists and pedestrians, staying alert and slowing down when it’s wet.”
Ms Lausz said although the event targeted a single day, the campaign aims for long-term benefits through raised safety awareness, considerate road use and changed driver behaviour.
“Road safety is ultimately in the hands of every driver.”
“How well we all drive ultimately determines if we make it home safely at the end of the day,” Ms Lausz said.
To take the Fatality Free Friday pledge visit www.fatalityfreefriday.com
“The idea behind Fatality Free Friday is simple,” Ms Lausz added. “Let’s ensure not a single life is lost on Australian roads for just one day. Just one Fatality Free Friday.”