Drive safe on Queensland roads

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Drivers are again being urged to take care and avoid the ‘fatal five’ after a horror weekend on Queensland roads.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said four tragic incidents, which resulted in the loss of five lives, would leave a wake of grief and loss for families, friends, colleagues and communities.

“Last year, 245 people were killed on Queensland roads – that’s 245 mums, dads, brothers, sisters and children,” Mr Bailey said.

“The ‘fatal five’ - speeding, distraction, alcohol and drugs, fatigue and not wearing a seatbelt - continue to be the major causes of death on our roads.

“I urge everyone to steer clear of the ‘fatal five’ and make our roads a safer place for everyone.

“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering more than $1.92 billion in critical road safety infrastructure upgrades over four years, but we need every Queenslander keep safety front of mind and drive so others survive.

“We recently launched our ‘Drive smarter, not faster’ campaign, which has some simple exercises you can do to avoid distractions and stop speeding.

“One different choice on the road could save your life, the life of a loved one or another.

Mr Bailey said in addition to keeping safety front of mind, he encouraged all Queenslanders to take the Fatality Free Friday pledge on May 31.

“While the focus of Fatality Free Friday is to achieve zero road deaths on just one day – the last Friday in May, the pledge remains relevant every day of the year,” Mr Bailey said.

For more information on road safety across Queensland and the ‘Drive smarter, not faster’ campaign visit

Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads :
GPO Box 1412, Brisbane Queensland 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3834 2011
Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads
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