WA to shine a light on road safety

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05 May 2017

Western Australia is set to glow yellow, as the Road Safety Commission shines a light on road safety for Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week 8 – 14 May.

WA’s calendar of National Road Safety Week events will be launched by Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts and Commissioner Kim Papalia in South Perth on Sunday.

The week’s events include:
  • A Memorial Tree will be lit up in yellow lights to commemorate the 195 people killed on WA roads in 2016, to launch National Road Safety Week.
  • A public Road Safety Town Hall Meeting will be broadcast live on 6PR from the Perth Town Hall from 10am – 12 noon on Monday May 8.
  • A combined meeting of Expert Panel, Advisory Body, Vulnerable Road Users Group and the Road Safety Alliances will be held Wednesday.
  • Road safety experts and advocates from around the country will attend the Road Safety Forum and Networking Event.
  • The public and WA Police will take part in the Motorcycle Riders Association of WA safety ride from Midland to Toodyay on Saturday.
  • Perth landmarks, including Parliament House, the Bell Tower and Elizabeth Quay, will glow yellow across National Road Safety Week.
  • In regional WA, the Bunbury Tower and Bunbury Lighthouse will be bathed in yellow light.
  • ​A distracted driver display will be on show around Perth, including the CBD, Fremantle, Joondalup and Claremont across the week.


Claire Thomas


0467 802 855

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