Carcoola prepares for Easter travels

CARCOOLA Primary School held a blessing of the roads during their assembly in hope to reduce the number of accidents on the roads during the Easter Holidays.

With the Easter weekend running from April 3-6, police chaplain Keith Carmody was on hand to deliver a message of road safety to the school students.

He spoke about how families will be driving long distances to visit other family members during the break.

“You are going on a long journey, stop and have a break because tiredness can cause accidents,” he said.

“The holiday starts as soon as you leave home so do not rush, you don’t have to get there quickly.”

The students also heard from Murray-Wellington MLA Murray Cowper who told the students to make sure they looked both ways when crossing the roads.

Mayor Marina Vergone said road the blessing of the roads was one of many was which could help reduce fatalities.

“Remember, plan ahead and leave enough time to get to your destination and don’t drive tired; change drivers or stop and revive at one of the many coffee stops or driver reviver sites, which are run by volunteers throughout WA,” she said.

This year in regional Western Australia, as of March 22, there has been already 20 fatalities on the roads, while there have been 15 in the metropolitan area.

The City of Mandurah has also reminded residents about staying responsible over the Easter period.

He said students need to be aware of road safety and they should always make sure it is safe before crossing the road.

This year in regional Western Australia, as of March 22, there has been already 20 fatalities on the roads, while there have been 15 in the metropolitan area.

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