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.