Watch out guys
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