A fatality free Friday
BRIDGET Connelly and the Suncorp Metway team in Gympie are asking readers to promise to drive safe on the road tomorrow for Fatality Free Friday.
The aim of the national awareness day is to get people thinking about road safety and safe driving for just one Friday in the year, in the hope that the daily road toll – statistically about 5.3 deaths nationally – could be reduced to zero.
“We believe that if drivers are asked to actively concentrate on road safety and safe driving for just one day in the year, they’ll drive safer for the next few days too,” Ms Connelly said. “We hope that over time, drivers will change their outlook completely, consciously thinking about safety each and every day they get behind the wheel.”
“What Fatality Free Friday organisers ask for is a safety pledge. It’s a really good initiative to raise awareness about road safety.”
Whether you’re riding a motorcycle, driving a car, a truck, or even walking on our roads tomorrow you can do your part to help achieve this worthwhile goal of not one single road death in Australia for just one day. Suncorp Metway is a major sponsor of Fatality Free Friday and the team in Gympie is asking for your support to reach their goal of 1000 pledges.
Pop in to the branch at Goldfields Plaza or check out www.fatalityfreefriday.com.