ORANGE GOES YELLOW: Tania Richards with Transport and Main Roads' Wayne Crofts next to the Big Orange's new ribbon.
ORANGE GOES YELLOW: Tania Richards with Transport and Main Roads' Wayne Crofts next to the Big Orange's new ribbon.

Why the Big Orange is donning yellow

IF you've driven past the Big Orange in the past week, you may have noticed it's donning a new accessory - a bright yellow ribbon.

The ribbon was placed as part of National Road Safety Week, held last week, and ahead of Fatality Free Friday it's a reminder for drivers to set a good example with their on-road behaviour.

Transport and Main Roads southern region manager Wayne Crofts said positive changes could happen if all road users played their part.

"We're so pleased with the Big Orange's support for such a prominent display to mark National Road Safety Week,” Mr Crofts said.

"If we all lead by example, the deaths and injuries on our roads will decrease.”

TMR director general Neil Scales said this year's theme for National Road Safety Week - lead the way: drive so others survive - asked people to lead by example.

"You have the opportunity to contribute to safer conditions simply through your own behaviour.

"Follow the road rules, observe the fatal five, and behave as though each person sharing the road with you at every moment is someone you care about.”

An event will be held in Gayndah on May 28 for Fatality Free Friday.


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