Road Safety Week

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PEDES­TRI­ANS share the road with ve­hi­cles, but have no pro­tec­tion in an im­pact.

In 2017, 35 pedes­tri­ans died and 357 were hurt or se­ri­ously in­jured in crashes on Queens­land roads. Pedes­trian safety is a shared re­spon­si­bil­ity for all road users. Pedes­tri­ans should stop, look and lis­ten be­fore cross­ing the road. Be aware of sur­round­ings and avoid dis­trac­tions like head­phones and mo­bile phones.

Use des­ig­nated cross­ings wher­ever pos­si­ble, as this is where driv­ers and riders are ex­pect­ing you to cross. Be aware and cross with care. Ve­hi­cles must be pre­pared to give way to pedes­tri­ans and be aware of cross­ings, refuges and traf­fic sig­nals where pedes­tri­ans may cross. Travel at a speed that al­lows you to stop safely at these when needed. Re­duce speed around en­ter­tain­ment venues where peo­ple gather. Ob­serve school zone speed re­stric­tions and travel care­fully in other ar­eas with chil­dren, such as around play­grounds.

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