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Police Take Safety To The Track

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Nanango Officer-in-charge Sergeant Jason Newton was happy with how the day was progressing

Sgt Newton gives the track the thumbs up!

October 30, 2016

Local residents took up Nanango police’s challenge on Saturday to test out their driving skills on the South Burnett Go Kart Track.

Police officers did laps of the track at the same time as everyone else was having a go.

It was a police officer – Constable Tyler Roberts – who had clocked up the fastest time when dropped by.

Officer-in-charge of Nanango Police, Sergeant Jason Newton, said the day was all about promoting the road safety message in different ways to reach different people.

As well as having fun in the go karts, the charity day also included a “stopping distance” demonstration, which showed how extra speed is reflected in longer braking distances.

Ambulance and fire-fighters also “rescued” a driver from a wrecked vehicle.

Money raised on the day will assist Queensland Police Legacy.

Who's a dummy? This is what happens if you're not wearing a seatbelt!

Getting ready to "rescue" the dummy were Nanango paramedics Toby Suttor and Brittany Harvey, Nanango firefighters and Contables Andrew Kendall and Tyler Roberts, Nanango

Constable Ben Dallimore, at back, in hot pursuit of a couple of speedsters

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