Easter road safety stories – "Never attend another one again"

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Unfortunately Easter is a notorious time for road crashes in Queensland.

The QPS with the support of other emergency services is currently coordinating a state-wide traffic policing operation designed to reduce the number of serious injuries, fatal traffic crashes and road related crime.

At the April 5 launch of the Easter road safety campaign Commissioner Stewart said research has shown that a high police presence on major road networks during peak holiday periods provided the community with reassurance and served as a deterrent to those engaging in high-risk behaviour.

"Anyone travelling on the state's highways can expect to encounter police during this period," Commissioner Stewart said.

"Officers will be out in force conducting roadside testing for drugs and alcohol, as well as covert and overt speed enforcement in high-risk zones."

QFES Assistant Commissioner Neil Gallant said that QFES members are trained to respond to traffic incidents, however it is the type of event that is avoidable.

"If people really took care on the roads, obeyed the road rules, had patience, the amount of these incidents would be far, far fewer which would be wonderful for the fire and rescue and other emergency service responders," Assistant Commissioner Gallant said.

"It's a job that we're trained for, but we'd be very happy if we never, ever had to go to another one again."

 
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