Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Queensland Road Safety Week – put road safety first

Queensland Road Safety Week

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.

Queensland Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative, delivered annually in partnership by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service.

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/