Christmas Road Safety campaign launched

11 Dec 2012 2:58 PMMichael Hart

 

Police Minister Dempsey launched the official Christmas road safety campaign alongside Queensland Police Commissioner, Ian Stewart today.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey and the Member for Burleigh Michael Hart are urging all residents to remain alert and aware of the Fatal Five this festive season.

This year’s road safety measure will include inattention in addition to speeding, drink driving, not wearing a seatbelt and driving while fatigued making 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 ones. 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.” Minister Dempsey said.

The Member for Burleigh joined Minister Dempsey in reminding local residents to enjoy the festive season safely.

“I urge all residents across the community to observe the Fatal Five as they use local roads, whether it is a highway or a local road, don’t take the risk.”

“This holiday period I urge everyone 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.” Michael Hart said. 

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).

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