Christmas Road Safety campaign launched

21 Dec 2012 12:22 PMJann Stuckey

19 December 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has congratulated the Minister for Police and Community Safety, the Honourable Jack Dempsey, for launching the official road safety campaign for the festive period to keep our roads safe.

“The real message of this campaign is for all residents to remain alert and aware of the Fatal Five when travelling on our roads,” Ms Stuckey said.

“This year’s road safety measures will include inattention in addition to speeding, drink driving, not wearing a seatbelt and driving while fatigued to make up the Fatal Five.

“We all want nothing more than everyone to arrive at their destination safely.  No phone call or song is worth the lives of you or your loved one.

Minister Dempsey said the Queensland Police Service will be out on Queensland’s roads across the Christmas break and into the new year as part of measures to address road safety.

“This holiday period I urge everyone to take the time to slow down, pay attention and observe the Fatal Five; do not drive tired, do not drink drive, do not speed, do not become distracted and wear a seatbelt,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Christmas is the time to be celebrating with family, not mourning the loss of a loved one.”

Residents are reminded to call Triple Zero (000) in cases of emergency and to report non-urgent incidents to either Policelink (131 444) or Queensland Ambulance (13 12 33).

[ENDS] 19 December 2012