Motorists urged to support campaign
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.