Stay safe on the roads

Po­lice plea for pa­tience this hol­i­day sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - News - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

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.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

KEEP­ING PACE: The pace car will be used in Childers.

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