Road safety to be pro­moted across re­gion

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THIS week is Cen­tral Re­gion Road Safety week – an ini­tia­tive that en­cour­ages all road users to stop and think about their driv­ing be­hav­iour.

From March 17-23, all po­lice across the cen­tral re­gion are ac­tively pro­mot­ing road safety through com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tion, high vis­i­bil­ity pa­trols and en­force­ment ac­tion, as re­quired. Each day of the week, po­lice will be con­cen­trat­ing on spe­cific themes, all re­lated to the ‘Fa­tal Five’ of speed­ing, seat­belts, drink and drug driv­ing, fa­tigue and dis­trac­tion of­fences.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of the Proser­pine Sta­tion Sergeant Nathan Blain said the week would play a sig­nif­i­cant part in the on­go­ing road safety cam­paign con­ducted by Proser­pine Po­lice.

“With over 70km of the Bruce High­way in the Proser­pine di­vi­sion as well as ru­ral roads, lo­cal po­lice are con­tin­u­ally tar­get­ing road safety on a daily ba­sis to make our com­mu­nity a safe place to live, work and visit,” he said. Road users will no­tice an in­creased po­lice pres­ence on roads through­out the week and Sgt Blain is urg­ing all mo­torists to con­sider the cam­paign’s theme of ‘Road Safety is Your Fu­ture’ and ap­ply that mes­sage not only to them­selves, but also their fam­ily and friends.

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