Although National Road Safety Week officially concluded as of Sunday, November 22, Sunshine Coast police, in collaboration with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Office of Fair Trading, Sunshine Coast and Noosa Shire Councils will be using local end of school year celebrations to promote safer driving practices amongst our most vulnerable motorists, P-platers.
As of November 22, 245 lives have been lost on Queensland roads, with 13 deaths on the Sunshine Coast.
That is an increase in fatalities from those reported in November 2019, and 13 families without a loved one coming home.
The most crucial time for a P-plater is the first 6 to 12 months after receiving their plate.
Police are asking parents, friends and any other family members to address driver behaviour early if they witness anything unsafe.
Remember the key messages:
- Protect every life
- Slow down in high pedestrian activity areas such as schools, shopping districts, beaches and parks
- Leave your phone alone
- Protect your mates so everyone gets home safe
- Drive to the conditions
- Slow down – speeding ONLY hurts yourself and others
- The greatest gift you can give your loved ones is for everyone to arrive home safe