Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey is asking people to “take the pledge” and get involved in Fatality Free Friday on 29 May.
“I’m calling on everyone in our region to take the pledge to choose road safety and make not only Friday, 29 May, but every day, fatality free” Mayor Dempsey said.
“In 2019 there were 1195 fatalities on Australian roads.
“In our region alone there were 13 fatalities in 2019 and that’s 13 too many.
“By taking part in this campaign I hope that everyone keeps road safety at the top of their minds.”
Fatality Free Friday digital campaign open to all
The Australian Road Safety Foundation is inviting all Australians to be a part a digital campaign to encourage the community to “Choose Road Safety”.
“We are looking to create a mosaic theme, with 1195 images of everyday people; families of road trauma victims, first responders, community road safety advocates and supporters and those directly affected by road trauma,” said Russell White, CEO and Founder of the Australian Road Safety Foundation.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said he’ll be uploading his photo today.
“As a former policeman, I have seen far too many fatalities on our roads,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“By Bundaberg region residents uploading their photos and sharing their stories, I hope we can put an end to the terrible trauma on our roads.”
Everyone is encouraged to upload their photo (minimum 1280px by 800px and 200Kb) and message if they would like to on the Australian Road Safety Foundation website by 15 May.
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