For every Wanderer on the road, slow down.
The NSW Government’s partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers, saw some of the club’s youngest and most passionate Members and Fans be recruited to help deliver a very important road safety message for all motorists in true Wanderers spirit.
Wanderers players, young Members and fans, with their families came together at a local community centre in Wentworthville to perform and record a rendition of the iconic Wanderers chant, “Who Do You Sing For?” with an important twist. A subtle play on words, saw the song transformed into a powerful road safety message, asking motorists to slow down on the roads.
The “Slow Down” campaign is part of the Government’s overarching “Towards Zero” platform.
During the announcement of Transport for NSW’s recent re-signing with the club, Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas spoke about the club’s long history with spreading road safety messages both in Western Sydney and across the state.
“Our players have championed road safety in the community, heard stories from road trauma survivors and now stand with our young fans and their families to drum home the importance of road safety,” Mr Tsatsimas said.
“Wanderers fans are extremely passionate when it comes to our beloved chant ‘Who do we sing for’ – we now need them to channel that passion into slowing down on our roads.”
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, The Hon. Melinda Pavey, joined Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres and Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas to announce the new initiative following an increase in the state’s road toll over recent months.
Mrs Pavey said despite our continued efforts to slow people down too many motorists are still putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk.
“Speeding remains the leading cause of deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads. Already this year, 144 people have been killed in crashes because someone was driving too fast and a further 384 were seriously injured in the first three months of 2017,” said Mrs Pavey.
“Every one of us needs to take responsibility for the speed at which we travel when getting behind the wheel. With the help of the Western Sydney Wanderers, we are working towards bringing the ‘Slow Down’ message closer to home.
Mr Ayres said the NSW Government was proud to continue its partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers on this life-saving speeding campaign.
“Road trauma is having long-lasting effects across the state including parts of Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.
“Anything we can do to stop dangerous behaviour on our roads would help to bring the road toll closer Towards Zero.”
The road safety partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers supports the NSW Government’s vision of a future free of road trauma and the ultimate goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.