Fatality Free Friday for Ballina Shire

Fatality Free Friday

This Friday is Fatality Free Friday, and Ballina Shire Council is aiming for zero deaths on local roads. To achieve this they are asking the community to get involved and pledge to do their part for road safety on Friday 26 May.

Between 2011 and 2016, 25 people were killed and 178 were seriously injured on roads in the Ballina Shire.

“We want to reduce the number of injuries and prevent deaths on our roads. So, for one day, we want local road users to focus on their safety and the safety of others”, said Ms Helen Carpenter, Road Safety Officer, Ballina Shire Council and Roads and Maritime Service.
The theme for 2017’s event is “the keys to road safety are in your hands”, which encourages people to step up and take action to improve road safety for themselves, their families and the communities they live in.

“We all have a role in making our roads safer. In Ballina Shire, we want people to take this opportunity to think about road safety and take the Fatality Free Friday pledge”, said Ms Carpenter.

Road users need to:

  • Always be fit to drive
  • Stay focused on the road
  • Scan the road ahead
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Drive to suit the conditions.

Fatality Free Friday is an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation, and is supported by the NSW Centre for Road Safety. To help make our roads safer take the e-pledge at www.fatalityfreefriday.com.

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