August 23, 2019
Queensland Road Safety Week is kicking off on Monday with plenty of safety slogans about to hit the media … but Kingaroy Police have a simple message: “Make safety your priority”.
Office-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, pleaded for drivers not to just think about themselves.
“Don’t be selfish. You’re not just driving for yourself. You’re driving for the other people on the road as well as the other occupants in your car,” he said.
“Be courteous. Be patient.
“It won’t matter if it takes a few more minutes to get there.”
Snr Sgt Tierney shared some sobering statistics:
Snr Sgt Tierney said the number of fatal crashes across Queensland was flattening but the number of serious incidents – in which a person was seriously injured and often disabled for life – was growing exponentially.
These injury crashes were not only disastrous for the person concerned and their families, it also put enormous pressure on other services.
The State Government has launched a StreetSmarts campaign in conjunction with Road Safety Week.
Each day will have a different focus: Drivers, Pedestrians, Heavy Vehicles, Bicycles and Motorcycles.