Young City of Gosnells residents are sharing road safety messages as part of a City of Gosnells workshop and display for National Road Safety Week.

Professional artist Charlotte O’Shea worked with young people aged from 10 to 18 years over two weeks at The Castle youth centre, to develop artworks promoting road safety.

Ms O’Shea then used the participants’ artworks to develop digital images, which were displayed on the City’s website and in the Civic Centre, youth centres and libraries for National Road Safety Week from 15 May to 22 May.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said road trauma affected thousands of Australians each year, including in the City of Gosnells.

“When road trauma occurs, it’s not only the people in an accident that are affected, but also their families, friends and the wider community,” she said.

“Engaging young people in promoting road safety messages is important as they begin to spend time behind the wheel, as a passenger in their friends’ cars, or as pedestrians. However, these messages are important for everyone in the community to consider because we all deserve to be safe on the road.”

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways Group and other road safety stakeholders on local, state and national levels. This year’s theme was ‘Everyone has a right to get home safe’.