Po­lice urge driv­ers to stay safe

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Act­ing Sgt Shana­han said peo­ple tended to drive bet­ter over the hol­i­days be­cause they knew of the in­creased po­lice pres­ence.

“We’re pleased with the be­haviour of the gen­eral mo­tor­ing public in that we are fa­tal­ity free,” she said.

“We know all too well the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact road traf­fic crashes have on our com­mu­nity and we need to do ev­ery­thing we can to re­duce the car­nage on our roads.

“Our mes­sage to ev­ery­one is to drive safely th­ese hol­i­days and make it a Christ­mas to re­mem­ber for all the right rea­sons and not one that you will re­gret.”

The fine for fail­ing to wear a seat­belt is $365 and three de­merit points. The fine is the same for us­ing a mo­bile phone while driv­ing.

Ma­reeba Road Polic­ing Unit Act­ing Sergeant Cate Shana­han.

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