Watch out guys

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

POLICE are urg­ing mo­torists, and par­tic­u­larly par­ents, who drop their chil­dren off to school, to take ex­tra care when on the roads as cane trains, trucks, trac­tors and har­vesters will be back on the roads from Mon­day.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Peter Hornsby from the Moss­man sta­tion said that ev­ery­one needed to take care around th­ese ve­hi­cles give them the re­spect they de­serve and also not to pull out in front of them as they can­not stop in short dis­tances.

“We don’t want any­one to get in­jured or killed be­cause th­ese ve­hi­cles will be now back on the road for the sugar har­vest sea­son and a train can­not stop in the same dis­tance as a car and so do not pull out in front of them,” Sen-Con­sta­ble Hornsby said.

“Just be pa­tient, be­cause when you think about it there is noth­ing that im­por­tant worth risk­ing the life of your­self, your chil­dren or other road users.

“And nor should any­body be hurt by th­ese ve­hi­cles if ev­ery­one uses their com­mon­sense and they stay vig­i­lant while driv­ing - which they should be do­ing at all times any­way.

“We would also like to re­mind par­ents to tell their chil­dren they should not play on the train tracks or around or on the bridges that the sugar cane trains use as this can be dan­ger­ous too.

“Also with the late rains we have had, there is a lot of de­bris in the creeks that can cause se­ri­ous in­jury to any­one who jumps off th­ese bridges.”

The trains and semi-trail­ers trans­port­ing the bins of cane, trac­tors and har­vesters will be back on the road from 6am on Mon­day and will con­tinue to share the roads with all other road users un­til the har­vest is sched­uled to be com­pleted in the first week of Novem­ber.

Be aware: Se­nior Con­sta­ble Peter Hornsby warn­ing the sugar trains and trucks will be back on the road from Mon­day

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