Queensland Road Safety Week

It should be something we do, naturally, every day but this week we’re being asked to focus more than usual on Road Safety as we enter Road Safety Week across the state.

road safety (002)Police and Department of Transport and others will be active this week in promoting the message and in an effort to convince us all that road safety is something we need to carry with us as an’ Always ‘tool.

‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus of this week.

Communities, schools, sporting groups and workplaces are encouraged to support the Week through hosting local events or sharing road safety information among staff, students, colleagues, family and friends.

Police are inviting you to share a personal story, suggest a road safety tip, talk to your kids, family and friends about staying safe, or make a pledge to improve just one thing to be safer on the road.

Each day of the Week will focus on different road safety issues, kicking off with speed on today.

Speed remains one of our biggest issues in Queensland with more than 1,000 people either killed or injured in crashes where speed was a factor in Queensland every year.

For this reason, there will be a focus to remind all drivers and riders to check their speed, drive/ride to the conditions, and stay within the limits.

Put the brakes on speeding
• Regularly check your speed when you’re driving.
• If weather and/or road conditions are poor, slow down.
• Don’t follow too closely – leave a two second gap.

Visit Join The Drive for event information and to find out how you can get involved and follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SpeakUpforRoadSafety