Road blessing to promote road safety

The City of Wanneroo will host a special ceremony to highlight the importance of safety for all road users on Wednesday, March 28. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE annual Blessing of the Roads event highlighting road safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians while travelling during the busy Easter period is on Wednesday, March 28.

From 10am to 11.30am at the corner Joondalup Dr and Wanneroo Rd the City of Wanneroo will host a special ceremony, which as well as outlining the need for all drivers to consider safety for road users will announce the Human Spirit award winners.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said all road users had to play a part in road safety.

“We all need to drive carefully, follow speed limits, wear seatbelts, never use mobile phones while driving, and never drink and drive,” she said.

“It’s also important for drivers to be well rested and take breaks on long trips.”

During the ceremony, the WA Police chaplain will pray for safety on all roads.

Representatives from WA Police Service, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St John’s Ambulance will attend.

The Human Spirit awards acknowledge dedicated individuals and groups, which contribute to road safety each day.

Nominations for next year’s Human Spirit awards are now open.

The awards are aimed at individuals or groups that have promoted and supported road safety, participated in road safety projects, campaigns or activities, developed policies or strategies to reduce road related deaths or trauma, or raised awareness of local safety issues.

People such as school crossing attendants, police officers and parents who assist in school road safety programs are examples of people who may be nominated.

You can download a nomination form from the city’s website.