All driv­ers need to en­sure road safety

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

THE words Road safety are pow­er­ful and im­por­tant for all ages, es­pe­cially for those who are mo­torists or pas­sen­gers.

If some­one were to an­a­lyse the top­ics or themes I write about, I think they’d find road safety or traf­fic re­lated posts would ap­pear the most.

Road safety is one of the ar­eas I am pas­sion­ate about for a num­ber of rea­sons and I’m in­spired by the many road safety ad­vo­cates work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively, de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive cam­paigns and adding in the hu­man face to the equa­tion.

The ti­tle words aren’t my own, they be­long to our friends at Trans­port Ac­ci­dent Com­mis­sion in Vic­to­ria.

I’ve watched the clip many times be­fore and for those who haven’t seen it, I hope this could be a start to hav­ing our com­mu­ni­ties be­ing en­cour­aged to work to­wards a road toll of zero, just like our Vic­to­rian coun­ter­parts.

We are no dif­fer­ent, we use roads and drive or travel in ve­hi­cles ev­ery day.

We need ev­ery­one to change what they cur­rently con­sider to be ac­cept­able in re­la­tion to traf­fic crashes and tragic fa­tal­i­ties.

It could take one sim­ple change, whether it be leav­ing home a few min­utes ear­lier, tak­ing a dif­fer­ent scenic route to work so you don’t be­come com­pla­cent with your known sur­round­ings and re­work your ob­ser­va­tion skills, car­pool­ing.

Or it could be re­mem­ber­ing the Fa­tal Five, you know the drill, speed­ing, fa­tigue, drink/drug driv­ing, seat­belts and dis­trac­tion/ inat­ten­tion and shar­ing and speak­ing up about your idea.

From Oc­to­ber 24–30, po­lice across Wide Bay Bur­nett Dis­trict, com­mu­nity mem­bers, or­gan­i­sa­tions and vis­i­tors have been im­pacted by three fa­tal traf­fic crashes.

Here is a glimpse of some traf­fic crashes cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion:

Oc­to­ber 28 at 4pm: Two-ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash on Gin Gin Mt Perry Rd, Mt Perry.

Oc­to­ber 25 at 10.50pm: Sin­gle-ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash on Moore Park Rd and Mt Perry Rd, Bund­aberg North.

Oc­to­ber 29 at 10.15am: Three-ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash on Bruce Hwy and Zill­mann Rd, Wallav­ille.

Oc­to­ber 28 at 8.20am: Two-ve­hi­cle fa­tal traf­fic crash on Childers Rd, North Isis.

Oc­to­ber 29 at 4.30pm: Two-ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash on Bur­rum St and Walker Street, Norville.

Oc­to­ber 27 at 8.20am: Sin­gle-ve­hi­cle fa­tal traf­fic crash on Tin Can Bay Rd and Ti­nana Rd, Goom­boo­rian. — Snr Const Danielle Lof­tus

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