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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) has marked National Road Safety Week by lighting up the cenotaph in Cootamundra’s Albert Park with yellow lighting.

National Road Safety Week runs from 14 May -21 May and is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, who partners with road safety organisations and Government.

CGRC marks the initiative by including the National Road Safety Week logo on all outgoing emails during the week, Facebook posts and encouraging all staff to take the pledge. The pledge is taken by accessing the National Road Safety Week website National Road Safety Week. The pledge to drive so others survive. It costs nothing to take the pledge and a downloadable certificate is issued.

The SARAH Group was founded by Peter Frazer after his daughter Sarah was tragically killed in an accident on the Hume Freeway in NSW. Peter has dedicated his life to improving road safety and frequently travels the country visiting towns and organisations speaking about the SARAH Group and the various road safety initiatives the Group advocates for.

Council has supported the National Road Safety Week initiative annually. This year to highlight the week, Council staff with the approval of Cootamundra’s RSL Sub Branch, have changed the lighting at the cenotaph in Cootamundra to yellow, a reminder to all who pass.

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Cootamundra’s cenotaph in Albert Park is glowing yellow to mark National Road Safety Week. Take the pledge to drive so others survive.