Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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