LOCAL BFNL sports clubs joined those around Victoria in promoting road safety by partaking in TAC’s Towards Zero Round at the weekend.
Around the state, players wore the number 0 on the back of their kits.
TAC acting CEO Bruce Crossett said the number served to emphasise how valuable it would be to every community if there were no deaths on Victorian roads.
“Grassroots football and netball clubs are the life blood of their communities and I’m sure you would be hard pressed to find someone involved who hasn’t been affected by road trauma.
“This round is about putting road safety at the fore and we’re asking everyone to prioritise safety to make sure every journey is a safe one.”
Already, 172 Victorians have died on the roads this year, up from the 113 at this time last year.
With more than 400,000 Victorians involved in local sporting clubs, TAC are hoping their message reaches many.