Stay safe on the roads
Police plea for patience this holiday season
LOCAL police are urging travellers to stay safe on the roads this festive season.
Childers Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Geoff Fay outlined what police would target over the following few weeks, and highlighted his focus on roads.
“The Fatal Five are the main ones, but we’ll be keeping an eye on everything,” Sgt Fay said.
“All available police units will be on the road, while the traffic branch will conduct their own patrols and programs.”
Sgt Fay said travellers should ensure they plan their trips and take regular breaks.
“We don’t encourage people to drive long distances overnight,” Sgt Fay said.
“People share driving responsibilities and take advantage of rest stops and driver revivers.
“And if you are going away ensure you lock your house up and give your contact details to neighbours just in case.”
While Childers is traditionally quiet around New Year’s, Sgt Fay said police would still be out to ensure revellers comply with laws.
The Fatal Five program targets speeding, drink driving, distracted drivers, fatigue and seatbelts.
KEEPING PACE: The pace car will be used in Childers.