RTSWA joins local councils for the annual Blessing of the Roads

Injury Matters | April 6, 2018

Road Trauma Support WA joined with the cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling to promote this year’s Blessing of the Roads event.

This grassroots campaign is coordinated by the Western Australian Local Government Association and is designed to raise awareness of road safety in the lead up to the Easter break, traditionally one of the deadliest periods on our roads.

Road Trauma Support WA community outreach coordinator, Georgie Sweeting, joined Wanneroo Mayor, Tracey Roberts and acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron in addressing the crowd of emergency services, local residents, school children, road safety groups and council staff on the impact of road trauma on families and the community.

WA Police Chaplain, Joe Newbold, prayed for the safety of all road users, including emerency services personnel who deal with road trauma every day.

Local primary school students planted symbolic white crosses at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive in Tapping, where the event took place, as a reminder of the people behind the statistics.

RTSWA also attended the Blessing of the Roads event in Sorrento alongside WA Police and Road Safety Minister, Hon Michelle Roberts, providing information and resources for those impacted by road trauma.

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