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Bourke councillors and staff take the driving pledge

Bourke Mayor Barry Hollman and Deputy Mayor Lachlan Ford after taking the safe driving pledge last week. Photo TWH

At last week’s council meeting, Bourke Shire Councillors and staff took a road safety pledge as part of National Road Safety Week.

With more than 1,200 people killed and 44,000 people seriously injured each year, Bourke Mayor, Councillor Barry Hollman said that these numbers were sombre.

However, Councillor Hollman said these deaths and injuries were preventable if we all chose to drive responsibly.

“In a remote locality where we are so reliant on road travel, unfortunately, we would all know people who have been killed or injured in road accidents.” Councillor Hollman said.

“To highlight these unfortunate statistics, National Road Safety Week is held each year.”

National Road Safety Week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

One of the initiatives of this year’s week of activities was a request for community leaders and drivers to take a pledge ‘to drive so others survive’.

Read more in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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