FA­TAL­ITY FREE FRIDAY

Win a free safety in­spec­tion and wheel align­ment

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WHEN was the last time your ve­hi­cle had a full safety in­spec­tion?

In the lead up to Fa­tal­ity Free Friday, Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Bennett is re­mind­ing mo­torists to make sure their ve­hi­cles are safe.

To help spread the road safety mes­sage, Mr Bennett is giv­ing res­i­dents a chance to win a free full safety in­spec­tion, wheel align­ment and tyre check, in­clud­ing a free set of wiper blades, all car­ried out by qual­i­fied lo­cal me­chan­ics.

Mr Bennett said Fa­tal­ity Free Friday, on May 27, was the na­tion’s largest com­mu­nity road safety cam­paign to raise aware­ness of the hu­man cost of care­less driv­ing.

“Fa­tal­ity Free Friday calls for driv­ers to be ex­tra vig­i­lant on our roads and works on the be­lief that road users them­selves are the key to zero fa­tal­i­ties,” he said.

“It’s a re­minder that our ac­tions, de­ci­sions and be­hav­iour can be the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and death.

“I call on ev­ery road user in the Bund­aberg and Bur­nett re­gion to make a prom­ise to them­selves, their fam­ily and friends that they will con­sciously drive safely and obey road rules to make it to their des­ti­na­tions safely.”

Bar­gara Ser­vice Cen­tre owner Ian Carr wel­comed Mr Bennett’s ini­tia­tive to re­mind road users to get their ve­hi­cles checked.

Mr Carr has jumped on board the road safety cam­paign and is one of the lo­cal me­chan­ics who will con­duct a full safety in­spec­tion and wheel align­ment as part of Mr Bennett’s Fa­tal­ity Free Friday com­pe­ti­tion.

“If you are pre­par­ing to go away on a hol­i­day, it’s para­mount that you get your ve­hi­cle checked over to make sure it’s road­wor­thy be­fore you ven­ture down the high­way,” Mr Carr said.

Childers res­i­dents will also have the chance to win a ve­hi­cle safety check and wheel align­ment through HD Me­chan­i­cal Ser­vices, cour­tesy of Mr Bennett.

David Fritz, man­ager of HD Me­chan­i­cal Ser­vices, said ev­ery­one had a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure their ve­hi­cle was safe for them­selves and other road users around them.

For your chance to win, com­plete an on­line con­tact form through Mr Bennett’s web­site (www.stephen­ben­nettmp.com.au) with the mes­sage “Fa­tal­ity Free Friday”.

Win­ners will be drawn on Friday, May 27 and no­ti­fied im­me­di­ately.

For more de­tails, con­tact the Bur­nett Elec­torate Of­fice on 4111 5100 or email bur­nett@par­lia­ment.qld .gov.au.

Bar­gara Ser­vice Cen­tre owner Ian Carr It’s para­mount that you get your ve­hi­cle checked over to make sure it’s road­wor­thy be­fore you ven­ture down the high­way.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

SAFETY CHECK: David Fritz, Calvin MacKay and lo­cal MP Stephen Bennett at HD Me­chan­i­cal Ser­vices.

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