Hor­ror hol­i­day on roads

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

AN AV­ER­AGE of al­most one per­son per day has died on Queens­land roads over the midyear school hol­i­days this year, po­lice fig­ures re­veal.

The pre­lim­i­nary po­lice data shows there have been 12 deaths on Queens­land’s roads since the state school hol­i­days be­gan on June 27, with the hol­i­day pe­riod fin­ish­ing on Sun­day.

Af­ter a rel­a­tively peace­ful start, with one re­ported road death on the first week­end of the hol­i­days, the fig­ures were bol­stered by a string of fa­tal­i­ties over the week­end start­ing on July 3.

It comes on the back of a hor­ror Easter hol­i­day road toll, which was re­ported to be the worst on record af­ter po­lice recorded eight deaths on Queens­land roads dur­ing a five­day pe­riod.

Po­lice data has the cur­rent road toll at 129 deaths this year, up from 109 at the same time last year.

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