Wheatbelt to benefit from Northam RoadWise community grant

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has announced an $18,000 Road Safety Community Grant for the Shire of Northam RoadWise Committee to implement a road safety strategy to reduce road trauma in the Wheatbelt region.

31 May 2018
Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has announced an $18,000 Road Safety Community Grant for the Shire of Northam RoadWise Committee to implement a road safety strategy to reduce road trauma in the Wheatbelt region.

Students aged between 15 and 17 on the cusp of gaining their drivers licence and young Wheatbelt drivers involved in local community and sporting groups will be asked to complete the ‘Change-Maker’ Post Card Pledge.

Each participant will be asked to identify the behaviour they most want to change behind the wheel to make Wheatbelt roads safer.

They will then share that pledge with a parent, coach or teacher who will hold the participant accountable by regularly checking in to discuss their progress in making that behaviour change on the road.

Pledge takers will also be asked to commit to the pledge by sharing with friends and family on social media.

The ‘Change-Maker’ Pledge Postcard aligns with Towards Zero 2008-2020, the state’s road strategy, by instilling Safe Road Use in both pledge takers and the wider community.

The State Government allocates funds from the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA) for community initiatives that assist in promoting road safety messages across the state.

The Road Safety Community Grant Program supports the development and implementation of sustainable projects and one-off community activities related to road safety.

Find out how your community project or event may benefit from a Road Safety Community Grant.
 
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