Police urge motorists to drive safely during school holidays
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.