Council staff helping to make Friday fatality free

Media release - 24 May 2017

Kempsey Shire Council is continuing its support for road safety with employees making a pledge to drive safely ahead of Fatality Free Friday.

Staff will be making a pledge by signing a life-size inflatable car at a morning tea in the courtyard near the Council Chambers at 10:30am on Thursday in the lead up to the event on May 26.

Fatality Free Friday is a national initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation and Australia’s largest community-based road safety campaign, aimed at reducing road fatalities.

The event urges all road users to take the road safety pledge as a commitment to themselves, their family and their friends, particularly on Fatality Free Friday.

Council’s Project Officer – Community Safety, Marilyn Breen, said with cars a necessity for travelling to and from places in regional towns such as Kempsey, Council is proud to be taking part in the initiative to help raise awareness and improve safety on our roads.

“While the event is called Fatality Free Friday - the ultimate aim is for long-term community change,” she said.

“We can all take simple actions to prevent accidents by obeying speed limits and driving to suit the road and weather conditions.”

To make a pledge online go to www.fatalityfreefriday.com