Po­lice urge mo­torists to drive safely dur­ing school hol­i­days

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

THE Septem­ber school hol­i­days be­gin this af­ter­noon and plenty of stu­dents are ex­cited for two weeks away from the class­room.

But in light of re­cent ac­ci­dents on Dalby roads, po­lice are re­mind­ing mo­torists to take care when driv­ing dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod.

Dalby Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Terry McCul­lough, said mo­torists needed to re­mem­ber the im­por­tance of the fa­tal five.

“We again urge peo­ple to re­mem­ber the ma­jor dan­gers when driv­ing,” Snr Sgt McCul­lough said.

“These are speed­ing, mo­bile phone us­ing, seat­belts, fa­tigue, and drink and drug driv­ing.”

He also wanted to re­mind driv­ers that plan­ning their trip was the best way to make sure of a safe jour­ney.

“We want peo­ple to plan their trips, know how far they can drive and ad­e­quately pre­pare,” Snr Sgt McCul­lough said.

“Pa­tience is very im­por­tant this time of year.

“There will be ex­tra traf­fic on the road, and when there are more cars, peo­ple need to be calmer and more pa­tient.

“Mo­torists will also need to re­main vig­i­lant, as there will be a higher num­ber of chil­dren on the street rid­ing bike and scoot­ers.”

The Septem­ber school hol­i­days will fin­ish when stu­dents re­turn to school on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3.

School zone speed lim­its will not ap­ply dur­ing the hol­i­days.

Po­lice will have an in­creased pres­ence on the re­gion’s roads for the next two weeks.

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