26 August, 2019 –
This Queensland Road Safety Week (26-30 August), put road safety first when getting behind the wheel.
Take some time this week to refresh your road rules knowledge and avoid the fatal five risky driving behaviours:
1. Make your car a phone free zone;
2. Buckle up;
3. Rest every 2 hours;
4. If you’re drinking, don’t drive;
5. Put the brakes on speeding.
Too many people think a crash can’t happen to them, but we know travelling just a few kilometres above the speed limit, not wearing a seat belt, or being distracted by a phone, significantly increases the risk of a crash.
Every crash affects victims, their loved ones, and emergency services personnel.
Whether you’re a driver, passenger, rider, cyclist, or pedestrian – it’s up to all of us to make sure we reach our destinations, safely.
As part of Road Safety Week, this Thursday at Westfield Chermside, from 9am until 9pm there will be a road safety display and community engagement presented by Queensland Police.
The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $23 billion for roads and transport over the next four years, including $900 million for dedicated safety initiatives. But we all have a role to play in making in our roads safer.
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), RACQ and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) are proud supporters.
For more information visit https://streetsmarts.initiatives.qld.gov.au/