Mo­torists urged to sup­port cam­paign

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MO­TORISTS are be­ing urged to sup­port ‘Fa­tal­ity Free Fri­day’ ahead of the Easter hol­i­days in a cam­paign to drive down the road toll.

Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan said the Queens­land Govern­ment was sup­port­ing the ini­tia­tive for a sec­ond year.

“This cam­paign high­lights road safety and en­ables ev­ery Queens­lan­der to make a per­sonal com­mit­ment to re­duc­ing the num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties on our roads,” he said.

Mr Costi­gan joined Po­lice Min­is­ter Jack Dempsey and Trans­port and Main Roads Min­is­ter Scott Emer­son for the cam­paign launch at Par­lia­ment House in Bris­bane last Thurs­day, April 3.

“This year’s cam­paign fo­cuses on keep­ing our roads fa­tal­ity-free on May 30, but we want driv­ers to keep the safety mes­sage at the top of their mind ev­ery time they get be­hind the wheel, 365 days a year and that cer­tainly in­cludes the Easter hol­i­day pe­riod, which is now al­most upon us,” he said. Mr Dempsey said as part of the cam­paign, Queens­lan­ders would have the op­por­tu­nity to sign one of the in­flat­able cars cur­rently trav­el­ling the state and pledge their sup­port for Fa­tal­ity Free Fri­day.

Po­lice will be tar­get­ing the Fa­tal Five in the ap­proach to Fa­tal­ity Free Fri­day and the Easter school hol­i­days.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.fatal­i­tyfreefri­day.com.au.

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