Clubs across the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) and South Eastern Women’s Football (SEWF) will this week support the Transport Accident Commission’s ‘Towards Zero Round’.
‘Towards Zero Round’ is a partnership between AFL Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission that highlights the goal of having zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Senior football captains across the MPNFL and SEWF will be among 1000 local club captains to wear ‘0’ on their guernsey this week to showcase their support of ‘Towards Zero Round’.
Netball clubs across the MPNFL will also show their support with all players in A Grade and Under-17 teams wearing Towards Zero themed socks on game day.
The aim of this round is to create awareness and encourage community discussion about the responsibility that we all have in playing our part to make zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads a reality.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
At midnight on Monday, July 29, 2019, a total of 174 people had lost their lives on roads here in Victoria, a 52.6 per cent increase on the number from last year (114).
The number includes cyclists (8), drivers (73), motorcyclists (30), passengers (30) and pedestrians (33), with 101 of those deaths occurring on rural roads.