Road safety to be promoted across region
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.