Here's some good news to start the weekend: meet Eve, the baby born to the parents of Nate Dunbar, who was killed when a drunk driver crashed into his bedroom.

Eve is a spark of happiness in what has been a tragic few years for Merriwa couple Stacy and Justin Dunbar, who also lost a boy who died in utero of a rare heart condition.

PLEDGE FOR NATE

Following Nate's death, The West Australian, Channel Seven and the Dunbar family launched a major road safety campaign in his name, calling on people to take the Pledge For Nate and promise not to drink and drive.

The response was amazing. Hundreds of thousands of Australians read the Dunbars' story and their plea to make sure Nate's death was not in vain.

The West Weekend magazine feature story that launched the campaign ended with the revelation that Mrs Dunbar was pregnant.

It was a glimmer of hope in an otherwise sad tale.

Since then, readers hoping for a happy ending have consistently contacted us, asking whether Mrs Dunbar had given birth.

So it gives us great pleasure to show you this picture of Eve, who was born on March 9, weighing 4.19kg (9lbs 4oz).

She is a happy, healthy sister for Kai, who survived the crash that killed Nate.

And there's been better news on our roads, too. Police Minister Liza Harvey last month announced that the number of drink-driving fatalities on WA roads was down 50 per cent on the five-year average.

"There is no doubt the Pledge For Nate campaign had an effect on driver behaviour over the Christmas period," Ms Harvey said.

She applauded the Dunbar family's bravery in speaking out.

Mrs Dunbar has been regularly stopped in the street by strangers who supported the campaign.

"It's so nice to know that we are getting some positive news from such a horrible tragedy ... it's fantastic to think our little boy has made a difference," Mrs Dunbar said.

Read the full story, take the Pledge For Nate and share it with your friends. And stay safe on our roads.

The West Australian

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