3 May 2016 –
The Palaszczuk Government is throwing its support behind the Fatality Free Friday campaign, reinforcing our commitment to reducing deaths and serious injuries on Queensland’s roads.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We all need to work together to make our roads safer and to help make sure that everyone gets home safely.
Fatality Free Friday aims for no road deaths on Friday 27 May, but it also aims to raise awareness of road safety all year round.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government is working toward a vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on Queensland roads. In 2015-17 we will deliver more than $500 million on road safety programs including education, community engagement, enforcement, technology, research, and improved road infrastructure targeting the highest risk locations. The programs include:
- 26 extra school crossing supervisors
- 200 schools to get flashing school zone lights
- inaugural Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum to bring together road safety experts
- introduction of double demerit points for repeat mobile phone offenders
- $62 million Safer Roads Sooner program upgrading safety trouble spots across Queensland
- Community Road Safety Grants, more than $1 million shared among 40 Queensland schools, community groups, and councils to improve local road safety
- the minimum passing distance rule – the trial has been independently reviewed and made permanent
- Wide centre line treatment – 820km of wide centreline treatment has been rolled out across the Queensland road network.