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WA shines yellow for National Road Safety Week 2021

Minister for Police and Road Safety Paul Papalia has launched National Road Safety Week 2021 at the Scarborough Amphitheatre, just one of the dozens of iconic WA landmarks set to glow yellow for road safety this week.

16 May 2021
Minister for Police and Road Safety Paul Papalia has launched National Road Safety Week 2021 at the Scarborough Amphitheatre, just one of the dozens of iconic WA landmarks set to glow yellow for road safety this week.

Peter Frazer founded Safer Roads and Highways (SARAH) and National Road Safety Week (NRSW) after the death of his daughter Sarah and a tow truck driver on a highway in 2021.

This year’s NRSW theme ‘Take the Lead and Drive So Others Survive!’ encourages all Western Australian road users to make every journey a safe one.

“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts more than 11,000 Australians have been killed and over 360,000 seriously injured since my beautiful daughter Sarah was killed in February 2012,” said Mr Frazer.

“It is simply not acceptable that these tragedies are seen as regrettable but normal situations. As these crashes are avoidable, we need to do more to ensure they do not happen and where they do occur, the outcomes must not be so serious as to maim or kill innocent people.”

Mr Frazer said daily NRSW themes focus on raising safety awareness for different road user groups.

“Our ‘Drive So Others Survive!’ theme asks everyone on the road to monitor their own behaviours and ensure the safety of all people on the road ahead, especially vulnerable road users, and make the safety of others their priority and influence their family, friends and work colleagues to do the same,” said Mr Frazer.

In WA, school students, carers and teachers can show appreciation for those who get them safely to and from school every day, by downloading a Thanks a School Traffic Warden certificate to present to their local school traffic warden during NRSW.
 
Spark a road safety conversation with your colleagues, neighbours or loved ones by hosting a NRSW morning tea and ask everyone to write down their road safety pledge to add to the Take the Pledge poster.
 
Around 40 iconic WA landmarks will once again be lit up with yellow lights, as a reminder of the 1200 fatalities and 44,000 people seriously injured every year on Australian roads.
 
The community is encouraged to share photos of yellow landmarks in their area on social media using #DriveSOS and #NRSW.
 
ICONS - Yellow LightsParticipating Dates 16–23 May
Albany Town Hall and Square18–23 May
Bell tower22–23 May
Broome, Shire of (Chinatown)16–23 May
Channel Nine BuildingAll
China Town Broome16–23 May
Council House & Trafalgar Bridge (City of Perth)16, 18, 20–23 May
OConnors Mill - ToodyayAll
Crown Metropol façade, on behalf of Crown Perth16–23 May
Elizabeth Quay Bridge16–23 May (17 May unavailable)
East Perth Power Station - Development WA16–23 May
Fremantle Prison18–23 May
Graham Farmer Tunnel Entrances16, 18–23 May
Gruyere Gold Mine16–23 May
Harvey TownshipAll
John Macmillan Park Portal (Victoria Park)All
City of Kalgoorlie - BoulderAll
Karratha Quarter16–18 May
Kellerberrin landmarks - Great Eastern HighwayAll
Koombana Bay Footbridge - Bunbury18-23 May, (19 May unavailable)
Matagarup Bridge & Sky Ribbon - Tunnel Art Entries18–23 May
Narrogin - Mackie Park16–23 May
Newspaper House, Admin building (Channel Seven)18–23 May
Optus Stadium18–21 May
Perth Concert Hall18, 20–23 May
Perth Convention & Exhibition CentreAll
Police Headquarters - Ribbon ProjectionAll
Police Headquarters - Ribbon ProjectionAll
All
QV118–23 May
Scarborough Amphitheatre and Scarborough PoolAll
South Perth Foreshore (Mindeerup)All
St Mary's Anglican Church - Queen Street BusseltonAll
The Ritz HotelAll
Toodyay LibraryAll
Wandering Roads Board BuildingAll
Yagan Square - Canopy18–23 May
Yagan square - Circular screen18–23 May
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