Council urges community to 'Drive So Others Survive'
With National Road Safety Week fast approaching, Lockyer Valley Regional Council is urging residents to make the pledge to Drive So Others Survive – not just this month, but always.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor, Janice Holstein said a way to achieve this could be to imagine your life without an important loved one.
“Just think, what would life look like without your mum, dad, sister, brother, or perhaps your husband, wife, son or daughter?
“For too many families, not only in the Lockyer Valley but throughout Australia, that is their reality after one of their loved ones is tragically killed on our roads,” Cr Holstein said.
Cr Holstein encouraged the Lockyer Valley to pledge to:
- drive as if your loved ones are on the road ahead
- remove all distractions and never use your mobile phone while driving
- not speed, drive tired or under the influence of alcohol/drugs
- protect vulnerable road users, especially those whose jobs put them in harm’s way, by slowing down and making room.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility – we are all in this together so let’s all play our part and make sure we all get home safely to our families each time we get behind the wheel,” she said.
National Road Safety Week for 2022 will be held throughout 15 - 22 May. For more information about how you can contribute to road safety see www.roadsafetyweek.com.au.