A Mulwala mother’s fight to warn young people about the dangers of texting while driving has spread from the grief of our community to a Victorian Government campaign to crackdown on mobile phone distractions.February 28, 2013 11:57am
Brooke Richardson, 20, died when her car ran off the road and hit a tree on her way to work on December 4, just moments after sending a text message on her mobile phone.
In the weeks that followed, Brooke’s family and friends from Yarrawonga, Mulwala and Corowa united to warn others of how one simple, all too common, mistake ended her life.
“Brooke’s Law” will be the name of new Victorian legislation targeting deadly driver distractions through tougher penalties and changes to P-plate restrictions – and mum Vicki Richardson couldn’t be more proud.
Vicki spoke to journalist Racheal Willett after the emotional launch of a new TAC campaign featuring graphic advertisements warning about the dangers of being distracted while driving.
Read about Vicki’s emotional journey in Wednesday’s Yarrawonga Chronicle.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club has confirmed the appointment of Brendan Fevola as co-coach for season 2015.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
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