Fed up with foreign drivers
Farmer fed up with theway visitors drive
TONY Russo has had enough of the carnage on our roads.
The Childers farmer is calling for a law change to make it mandatory for international backpackers to sit a driving test before they can drive on Australian roads.
Tony Russo’s call has come days after two Hervey Bay men were killed in a head-on collision involving two Asian backpackers.
Mr Russo said he witnessed similar near misses almost daily.
“People are genuinely scared to drive on the roads here in Childers.”
The concerned farmer said education was “not going to be good enough”.
“I don’t mean to be racist but the (backpackers) have scant regard for our road rules.
“They need to pass an exam just like we do.”
Police Minister Jack Dempsey stressed the majority of fatalities in the state were caused by Queenslanders, not foreign visitors.
“These drivers’ licences are reciprocal across other nations,” Mr Dempsey said.
ROAD RAGE: Childers-based farmer Tony Russo is fed up with the number of backpacker-related car crashes on the roads.