Don’t become a road statistic
Police beg Christmas drivers to be careful
A HORROR year on Queensland roads has left the Queensland Police Service with one Christmas wish: safety on our roads.
QPS has already witnessed 14 more deaths than last year’s road toll, with 251 people having lost their lives before the Christmas holidays.
This holiday period will see police out in force in an effort to keep the roads safer.
Maryborough district Superintendent Mark Stiles said the region had already suffered enough.
“Our communities are significantly over on the road toll,” Supt Stiles said.
“We are trying to be highly visible and be seen,” he said.
“The pressure is now on road trauma.
“There is a significant drive for us to be on the road.”
Motorists must be particularly vigilant with extensive work currently under way on the reconstruction of flood and rain-damaged roads.
Traffic controllers, single lane closures and speed restrictions are in place on nine roads covering more than 85km in the North Burnett.
Member for Callide Jeff Seeney said the works predominately included stabilisation, road surfacing and shoulder widening works to reconstruct damaged roads.
The works will offer a safer road network for the region, but motorists must be alert to any restrictions in place during reconstruction.
ROAD SAFETY: Caution must be taken around roadworks in the North Burnett during the holiday period.