Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed funding of $16,500 through the NSW Government’s Road Safety Grant program to support the Georgina Josephine Foundation to continue their radio campaign building awareness of Low Speed Vehicle Run Over.
“I’m pleased the important road safety campaign of Peter and Emma Cockburn of the Georgina Josephine Foundation can continue thanks to this funding boost,” Ms Cooke said.
“The Foundation’s efforts to increase awareness of the risk of Low Speed Vehicle Run Over is commendable, as it helps others right across New South Wales take heed and better understand the risks associated with vehicle movement in driveways and garages.”
Ms Cooke said the Georgina Josephine Foundation had received over $76,000 funding from the NSW Government in the past three financial years for radio advertisements about LSVRO to be broadcast right across New South Wales.
“The radio advertisements are crucial to helping us spread our safety message, we know people often listen to the radio whilst in their vehicles, and our message serves as a reminder that incidents causing death and serious injury can occur in your own driveway,” Mrs Cockburn said.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the grants play an important role in the delivery of the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan 2021, which is guiding statewide efforts to reduce deaths and injuries from road crashes.
“More than 160 projects have been funded through the program since its inception in 2015, and now we’re rolling out even more because community groups are in a unique position to connect with local people about local road safety issues,” Mr Toole said.
“Community groups can reinforce our road safety messages in targeted ways that can make a real difference in encouraging people to be safer road users.
“One life lost on our roads is one too many, so programs like this to help drive home the road safety message, will make a real difference in regional communities.”
For more information about the Community Road Safety Grants please visit: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/index.html