Western Australian road safety advocates acknowledged

The Road Safety Council has acknowledged the tireless work by some of the state’s most dedicated road safety advocates.

31 Aug 2018
Terri-Anne Pettet - deputy member of the Road Safety Council, Roger Farley - Road Safety Commission Assistant Director Strategic Communications, Linley Crackel - Department of Transport

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Road Safety Council Chair Iain Cameron presented Certificates of Recognition to ten Western Australians for their contribution to road safety in the fields of health, community engagement, communications and education.

Professor Tarun Weeramanthri from the Department of Health was acknowledged for his work on the Council over a number of years, during which he advocated for evidence-based decision making and road safety research.

Linley Crackel from the Department of Transport was recognised for her longstanding commitment and outstanding contributions to the development of major policy, strategy and legislative reforms for lasting road safety benefit for WA, with her focus on the use of evidence and achievement of results contributing greatly to improved road safety outcomes for our community.

Andrea Pitcher, Main Roads WA Customer Service Manager in the Gascoyne region, has contributed to road safety through her role as Secretary and Treasurer of the Carnarvon RoadWise Committee, as well as obtaining funds for local and regional road safety activities and organising Driver Reviver volunteers and equipment.

Road Safety Commission Assistant Director Strategic Communications Roger Farley has provided leadership and a longstanding commitment to communications and community engagement for road safety in WA, to achieve results, raise awareness, encourage safe behaviours and change attitudes and culture for the safe use of our roads.

The other recipients were:
  • Mr John Chortis - Mr Chortis has served on the Road Safety Council as the primary representative for Planning since July 2011. The Minister for Planning will soon nominate new Planning representatives.
  • Ms Terri-Anne Pettet - Ms Pettet has provided dedicated service over many years to local and regional road safety initiatives and is a long serving deputy member of the Road Safety Council.
  • Ms Ann Rintoul - Ms Rintoul has supported the delivery of road safety education in school communities throughout the Wheatbelt South region to reduce involvement of children and young people in road crashes.
  • Mr Graeme Watson - As Principal of Comet Bay Primary School, Mr Watson has created a safe traffic environment for the school community through SDERA CHAT program.
  • Rose Power - Rose’s day job is as a consultant for School Drug Education and Road Aware, working with school age students through the Education Department, but she is also an active member of the Shire of Northam RoadWise.
  • Sean Rose - Sean is from the Main Roads WA Kimberley office and has contributed to regional and local road safety activities including the organisation of “Fatigue Stops” and road safety displays at agricultural shows and he is a very active member of two Kimberley RoadWise Committees.
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