WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

IT’S a new year but old habits die hard for some driv­ers who refuse to slow down.

Last week, Gin Gin Po­lice of­fi­cers were out in force, check­ing the speed of mo­torists trav­el­ling south through the small high­way town.

Gin Gin Con­sta­ble Steve D’Anann said he was pleased with the ma­jor­ity of driv­ers dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod, con­sid­er­ing the tragic ac­ci­dent at the start of the hol­i­days, north of Gin Gin.

“I am very pleased with the com­mu­nity as the driv­ers booked weren’t lo­cal to the area and the ma­jor­ity be­ing from in­ter­state.”

Con­sta­ble D’Anann said mo­torists needed to be re­minded of the Fa­tal Five, es­pe­cially over the hol­i­days when there were more cars on the state’s roads.

Speed is a con­tribut­ing fac­tor in many road ac­ci­dents and driv­ers are risk­ing three de­merit points and a fine of $239 for driv­ing 16kmh over the limit.

“In a mat­ter of an hour the of­fi­cers have booked eight driv­ers for speed­ing through the 50kmh zone in Gin Gin,” he said.

The com­mu­nity of Gin Gin wants fixed speed cam­eras at both ends of town to slow driv­ers down.

“We are called out to dozens of roads in­ci­dents ev­ery year and we are get­ting an in­crease in calls from the com­mu­nity re­quest­ing some­thing to be down to slow down the traf­fic,” Const D’Anann said.

“Ask any Gin Gin lo­cal if they think the traf­fic through town needs to slow down. “They will say yes.” Po­lice say it’s en­cour­ag­ing to know the lo­cals are stick­ing to the speed lim­its and it would be great to see more com­mu­nity sup­port for the in­stal­la­tion of fixed cam­eras.

Ask any Gin Gin lo­cal if they think the traf­fic through town needs to slow down. They will say yes. Con­sta­ble Steve D’Anann

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