Staying safe is everybody’s responsibility
COUNTRY roads are a particularly popular place to drive on for day trippers, road enthusiasts and motorcyclists during weekends and holidays.
Lowood Police Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Sam Silcock said road safety was everybody’s responsibility and accidents occurred when people chose not to be responsible and abide by the rules.
It was especially important to be on your toes if there were a higher volume of traffic on the road.
“Lowood has a unique position in that, while there are many people who live within the Lowood patrol group and hence use our roads every day, there is also a significant population increase over the weekends and holidays as tourists travel to the dams and other events held within the district,” Sen-sgt Silcock said.
“Every crash has a contributing factor and very often is one of, or a combination of the fatal five – speed, drink and drug-driving, seatbelts, fatigue and distraction.”
Today and tomorrow, there will be a high visibility of police on the Brisbane Valley Highway, as well as other mobile sites, focusing on heavy vehicles and defective vehicles.
Coffee with a Cop will be held in the Fernvale shopping precinct on Friday to offer residents a chance to talk to police in an informal setting.
SLOW DOWN: Police will be out in force across Road Safety Week.