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Western Australia glows yellow for National Road Safety Week

To highlight National Road Safety Week 2018, landmarks across the State are being lit yellow to raise awareness of road safety.

Perth’s Yagan Square was the location for this year’s launch, attended by National Road Safety Week founder Peter Frazer.

Mr Frazer is the President of Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH), a group set up following the tragic roadside fatality of his daughter Sarah in 2012, who was killed along with a tow truck driver after a truck hit them as they were standing in the breakdown lane of a New South Wales highway.

Popular landmarks across Australia support the week by changing their lighting to yellow, as a visual reminder for people to drive safely.

Western Australian places include:

  • Elizabeth Quay;
  • The Bell Tower;
  • Council House;
  • Tonkin Highway Gateway;
  • Mandurah Traffic Bridge; and
  • St George’s Cathedral.

The public can also make an active commitment to road safety on the SARAH Group website by making a pledge to drive safely, wearing a yellow ribbon or placing a yellow sticker on their car and talking about road safety with family and friends.