The Oakleigh Districts Football Club is supporting TAC journey Towards Zero this weekend, with its home match against Dingley set to shine a light on road safety issues in the community amidst the state’s horrific road toll.
Oakleigh Districts will host a TAC activation in conjunction with their U19’s, Reserves & Seniors fixtures that will provide giveaways, kids activities, prizes and key road safety information to the crowd as they seek to make a stand and encourage drivers to start making safer decisions on the road.
With the club’s home ground at the Princes Highway Reserve passed by almost 40,000 cars each day and over 13 million cars in a calendar year, Club Director Steve Laffan says the club is committed to taking the lead in the community and pushing the Towards Zero message.
“Our club is located alongside the Princes Highway, which is one of the busiest roads in Australia that 13.8 million vehicles travel past our facility every year” Mr Laffan said.
“We’re a relatively big volunteer community-based club that runs 52 weeks of the year, and the highway is just an everyday normal part of our home, so considering our unique location we think we should take it upon ourselves to do something to create more awareness around the Towards Zero and road safety messaging.