Easter blitz on roads

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WITH the school hol­i­days now in full swing, po­lice are plead­ing with mo­torists to drive sen­si­bly this Easter.

Childers Po­lice Sergeant Ge­off Fay urged all mo­torists to show pa­tience and care on the roads and warned that there would be an in­crease in po­lice en­force­ment through­out the Easter pe­riod.

Sgt Fay said po­lice would be proac­tively pa­trolling to tar­get the “fa­tal five” big­gest dan­gers on the road, par­tic­u­larly speed­ing and drink driv­ing, and traf­fic op­er­a­tions would con­tinue dur­ing the month, in­clud­ing over the An­zac Day long weekend.

“Speed cam­eras will be de­ployed in ev­ery district across Queens­land,” he said.

“Speed lim­its will be en­forced and any­one fail­ing to abide by the road rules can ex­pect a fine and the loss of demerit points.”

Sgt Fay stressed the im­por­tance of tak­ing the weather and traf­fic into ac­count, and be­ing pa­tient.

“Drive to con­di­tions, es­pe­cially with the roads be­ing busier than usual,” he said.

“Don’t try to get to your des­ti­na­tion in one day if you’re do­ing a long trip – take reg­u­lar rest breaks.”

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