Men’s Shed hoping for a safe Christmas on our roads

Northam Men’s Shed shows its commitment to road safety with WALGA’s Road Ribbons campaign. “Don’t Drive Tired.”
Northam Men’s Shed shows its commitment to road safety with WALGA’s Road Ribbons campaign. “Don’t Drive Tired.”

Northam Shire President Chris Antonio dropped into the Old Fire Station for a cuppa and chat with the Shedmen on Friday, December 7 and while they were at it they took the opportunity to remind the community to stay safe on our roads this festive season.

A spokesman from Northam Men’s Shed said road safety is making progress.

“50 years ago, there were 3,609 people who died on Australian roads, in 2017 there were 1,318, which is a huge leap in the right direction Towards Zero,” they said.

“But the holiday season is a time to be vigilant.

“If you are driving around Northam or to  festivities with your loved ones further away, make sure you get there in one piece by not drink-driving, driving at a safe speed, put the mobile away, put your seatbelt on, plan your journey and don’t take risks.”