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Shine a light on road safety

By: CFA News

Category: Community Safety, Events / Fundraising / Offers

  12.12 PM 5 May, 2014

Location: General

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On Friday 16 May, show support for road safety and remember those impacted by road trauma by turning your headlights on, whether you’re in a CFA vehicle or your own.

“Shine a light on Road Safety” is a campaign from the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV) which will no doubt resonate with the thousands of CFA members who regularly respond to motor vehicle accidents.

RTSSV has chosen turning headlights on the symbol of the campaign because is a simple, free and highly visible gesture that people can do to show how much road safety matters to them.

Around 1,200 Australians are killed and 30,000 seriously injured each year as a result of vehicle crashes.

CFA members around the Eastern side of Melbourne are also invited to take part in a Community Walk, BBQ and family entertainment at Jells Park in Wheelers Hill. Entry is $15 for individuals or $20 for families, with proceeds going towards best practice education and road trauma counselling.

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CFA members can also support next week for another road safety awareness campaign, this time led by VicRoads, who are inviting emergency services personnel around are invited to show their support and solidarity with victims by tying something yellow (such as a ribbon) to their vehicles.

Last Updated: 05 May 2014