Easter road safety stories – “ride safely for me”

Published: Comments:
Automotive and Aerospace Community Law & Safety School Holidays Tourism Travel & Transport

Social:   
myPolice on 

The Queensland Police Service's Easter road safety campaign began on April 5 and will run until April 26.

Commissioner Stewart said that anyone travelling on the state's highways can expect to encounter police.

This campaign coincides with the Easter school holidays, a period in which there is a large increase of vehicles on the roads.

Inspector Ian Park, now of Brisbane Police Prosecutions Corps wrote a story about when his personal and professional life collided.

"Personally, I don't think we'll have success on the roads until our road toll is zero. And that's based on my own experience," Inspector Park said.

"I've seen people with iPads set up on their dashboard watching a movie while they're driving. Especially if they know they're going to hit peak hour traffic or slow traffic. I mean, you can still kill someone regardless of the fact that your average speed might only be 10 to 20 kilometres an hour. It can still happen."

The Easter Road Safety campaign is targeting the Fatal Five – speeding, drink/drug driving, fatigue, seat belt use and driver distraction/inattention.

https://youtu.be/RbjYAd6yGrc

 
myPolice Sunshine Coast :
mypolice.qld.gov.au/sunshinecoast, Sunshine Coast Wide
myPolice Sunshine Coast
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Easter road safety stories – "Never attend another one again" 18 April 2019 | 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... More information...
Update: Suspicious death, Maleny 17 April 2019 | Police have charged 39-year-old women following the suspicious death of a man in Maleny yesterday. More information...
Trespassing charges, Millmerran & Yangan 17 April 2019 | Detectives from Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural), State Crime Command, together with officers from the Darling Downs, Moreton, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast have charged 11 people following investigations... More information...
Suspicious death, Maleny 16 April 2019 | Police are investigating following the suspicious death of a man at Maleny this morning. More information...
Easter road safety stories – “It’s not worth dying for” 15 April 2019 | The Queensland Police Service and other emergency services are urging Queenslander's to drive sensibly and responsibly this Easter. More information...
Pursuit of stolen ute and shopping trolley trailer, Sunshine Coast 14 April 2019 | Police have charged a teenage boy with a string of offences including drink driving after a ute with a shopping trolley trailer was allegedly stolen and driven dangerously across the Sunshine Coast last night. More information...
Driver reminder: Secure your vehicle! 12 April 2019 | Today the Sunshine Coast District Crime Prevention Team worked with the Sunshine Coast University Hospital to remind drivers about the importance of vehicle security. More information...
Stolen vehicle hot list for week ending April 12 12 April 2019 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Easter road safety stories – “ride safely for me” 11 April 2019 | The Queensland Police Service's Easter road safety campaign began on April 5 and will run until April 26. More information...
Mobile Police Facility visits Peregian Beach 10 April 2019 | Coolum Police recently visited Peregian Beach Community reminding them to lock up, despite it being the holidays. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service