Road safety in fo­cus

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

AS THE of­fi­cer in charge of the Ma­roochy­dore Po­lice Di­vi­sion, I would like to re­mind all mo­torists to take care when us­ing our roads, espe­cially dur­ing Road Safety Week, which com­mences statewide on Au­gust 21.

The com­mu­nity’s safety is our pri­or­ity and po­lice will con­tinue to tar­get the Fa­tal Five: speed­ing, drink and drug driv­ing, not wear­ing a seat­belt, driv­ing while fa­tigued and driv­ing dis­tracted.

Get in­volved by at­tend­ing an event or host­ing an ac­tiv­ity, go to the Join the Drive web­site jointhedrive.qld.gov.au.

Too many driv­ers are be­ing dis­tracted by things like mo­bile phones, com­plex sound sys­tems, on-board DVD play­ers and satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, to name a few.

The mes­sage is clear. If mo­torists con­tinue to make poor choices, then they should ex­pect a fine and a loss of de­merit points. — Se­nior Sergeant Scott Nolan

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