ELIMINATE FATAL FIVE FROM YOUR DRIVE
With a quarter of the year nearly over, and the Easter school holidays just around the corner, Queensland police (constable Steve Hamilton) are urging motorists to take a long hard look at their driving behaviour. Tragically 49 people have lost their lives on Queensland roads during the first two and a half months of 2016. With this year’s road toll already 10 more than the same time last year, Road Policing Command say safer driving habits will make a significant difference to road safety, and the road toll. Every person lost on a Queensland road is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions. Changing driver behaviour and habits can and does make a difference. It is proven that speeding kills, drink and drug driving kills, not wearing seatbelts or driving while fatigued or distracted kills. These are not new phenomena. These are the ‘Fatal Five’ causes of fatal and serious road crashes, and yet, everyday across Queensland drivers are willing to risk their lives, your life, and that of your family. Forty-nine people have lost their lives in just under three months. Drivers need to stop and take a long hard look at their driving behaviour. Each and every time you drive you potentially have a deadly weapon in your hands. QPS are urging every motorist to think about their driving habits and behaviour. Take note of the ‘Fatal Five’ and eliminate them from your driving.