National Road Safety Week was recognised around the country from May 16 to 23.
To raise road safety awareness, both the Kingston Civic Centre and the Kingborough Community Hub were lit up in yellow.
Chair of the Kingborough Community Safety Committee and Acting Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Jo Westwood acknowledged National Road Safety Week in a media release on May 19.
Acting MayorWestwood said the Kingborough Community Safety Committee is focused on improving safety around schools.
“Earlier this year we launched a Safe Speeds for Schools project aimed at increasing the safety of children in school zones,” Acting Mayor Westwood noted.
“The aim is to alert drivers to the need to slow down when travelling through school zones.
“Two sets of digital display boards are rotating around Kingborough’s 16 schools.”
Police Inspector, Mark Burke, who joined the team at Kingston Police Station recently, said he looked forward to working with the community and council on road safety.
“Police traffic enforcement activities are aimed at improving driver behaviour and removing unsafe drivers from our roads, but police cannot manage road safety alone,” Inspector Burke said.
Inspector Burke was welcomed to Kingborough by Acting Mayor Westwood.
“Inspector Burke will be an important member of the Kingborough Community Safety Committee contributing a wealth of expertise and advice,” Acting Mayor Westwood said.
“Every year too many preventable crashes cause devastation for families and have a ripple impact on our community.”
CAP: Kingston’s new Police Inspector, Mark Burke, was recently welcomed to Kingborough by Acting Mayor Jo Westwood. (PS)