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TWO lucky win­ners from Childers have claimed their prize from the com­pe­ti­tion lo­cal MP Stephen Ben­nett held in the lead-up to Fa­tal­ity Free Fri­day.

Julie Dick­fos and Jodie Fair, of Childers, won the ve­hi­cle safety in­spec­tion and wheel align­ment.

Mr Ben­nett said it should be a timely re­minder to mo­torists to en­sure their ve­hi­cles were safe.

Res­i­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to en­ter a free com­pe­ti­tion to win a free full safety in­spec­tion and wheel align­ment to be car­ried out by Childers HD Me­chan­ics.

Mr Ben­nett said Fa­tal­ity Free Fri­day is 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.

“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.”

David Fritz, of HD Me­chan­ics, wel­comed Mr Ben­nett’s ini­tia­tive to re­mind road users to get their ve­hi­cles checked.

Mr Fritz 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.

“Car safety is a pri­or­ity, I en­cour­age ev­ery ve­hi­cle to be checked over to en­sure it’s road­wor­thy be­fore you ven­ture off on hol­i­days,” Mr Fritz said.

WIN­NERS: Jodie Fair and Julie Dick­fos’s daugh­ter Jaimee Lee Dick­fos, MP Stephen Ben­nett and David Fritz.

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