Drive safe and stop speeding
A STAGGERING 17 motorists were found to be driving under the influence of drugs in a six hour period last week along the Warrego Highway.
While I take my hat off to the Queensland Police Service for conducting Operation Quebec Smoke in such a large operation, it disappoints me with how many drug drivers are on the road.
What makes the statistic worse is the find was during a six hour road blitz. What about other roads in the area and at other times?
How many more drug drivers are out there?
I am no stranger to ranting about speeding motorists, and as a motorist myself, I believe road safety is super important.
How often do you witness someone speed past you on the Warrego Highway, or fail to give way at the intersection of Eastern Drive and Forest Hill-laidley Rd, or have another motorist tailgate you even though you are doing the speed limit?
I believe some of these behaviours come as as a result of our fast paced moving society. Everyone is “overworked” or “does not have any time” or simply “in a hurry” to get from A to B.
And because of this, their care factor for other motorists goes out the window.
Sometimes it could just be purely driver ignorance.
Our police can not be everywhere at once.
There are only so many man hours to monitor traffic, let alone the other crimes occurring in our region. It is up to motorists to take responsibility for their own actions.
So my plea is to take a minute and slow down.
Not only will it save your life, but it might save the life of someone else.