Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils have become Yellow Ribbon Councils for their long-time support of National Road Safety Week.
Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) President Peter Frazer presented the Councils’ representatives with their certificates during National Road Safety Week.
“It has been fantastic to have local government demonstrating how they can actively protect their own community. With this in mind we welcome Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ leadership in joining as Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Councils.”
Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM and Forbes Shire Council’s Director of Corporate Services Stefan Murru accepted the certificates. Lachlan Shire Council’s certificate was presented to General Manager Greg Tory earlier this week.
‘We are all touched by road trauma, which echoes through our community and is felt by so many others – family and friends, work colleagues, community groups, emergency service workers and local communities,” said the Parkes Mayor.
“We’ve been participating, supporting and promoting National Road Safety Week since 2017. Our staff wear yellow lapel ribbons, our vehicles are fitted with the yellow vehicle stickers and our email signature displays the National Road Safety Week artwork.
“This year we had lapel ribbons and vehicle stickers available for the local community to collect for free and there are still some available.”