You may notice more police on Queensland’s roads in the coming days. That’s because the QPS’s annual Christmas Road Safety Campaign commences tomorrow-Friday December 8th.
Police are urging drivers to remain vigilant on the road and to keep the Fatal Five in mind when driving.
These are: distractions, drink and drug driving, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while fatigued.
Motorists should be aware of these risk factors to avoid endangering their own life, those of other people in the vehicle and the lives of other road users.
The holiday period always proves to be one of the busiest times on the road, with people travelling long distances to visit family and friends.
Drivers should ensure that they make this Christmas one to the remember for all the right reasons by not allowing themselves to become distracted, observing the speed limits, ensuring they are well rested, buckling up and never, ever getting behind the well when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Tragically, 226 people have lost their lives in traffic crashes on Queensland’s roads so far this year, four more than last year.
All road users need to play their part to ensure everyone arrives at their destination as intended, and police will be out in numbers over the 2017/18 Christmas Road Safety Campaign as they enforce the rules of the road.