Published: Oct 2, 2020
Wanderers kick road safety into overdrive
A-league football stars the Western Sydney Wanderers are reminding drivers to slow down with a new kit to share the life-saving message.
Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was proud to continue its partnership with the club who unveiled their new kit with the call for drivers to ‘slow down’ as part of the ‘who do you slow down for?’ campaign.
“Speeding remains the leading cause of death and injuries on NSW roads . It accounted for about 34 per cent of fatalities in the Greater Sydney region in 2019, with a higher incidence in Western Sydney where speeding contributed to 37 per cent of fatalities,” Mr Toole said.
“Almost 100 people died in speed-related crashes during the first eight months of this year. These were fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and friends whose lives could have been saved if everyone simply followed the speed limit.
“I can’t stress enough how important it is to slow down. With the help of the Western Sydney Wanderers, we’re using the power of football to raise awareness and start conversations about road trauma and how everyone can help prevent it .”
The Wanderers partnership with Transport for NSW dates back to 2015, and is set to continue into 2022. As well as featuring the ‘slow down’ message on the sleeve of their new jerseys, road safety messages will be showcased at Wanderers match days, as well as on digital and social media campaigns.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud to be continuing the relationship with a partner that has such an important message.
“Our partnership with Transport for NSW goes beyond football, and we are very proud to continue our relationship,” Mr Tsatsimas said.
“Transport for NSW’s ‘slow down’ campaign is very important to our Western Sydney community and we are proud to be part of the conversation and raise awareness of staying safe on our roads.”
Images of the new kit available here