Driving Gayndah Mount Perry Road
BEING new to the area, I never really understood what all the fuss was about the road out to Mingo Crossing and to Mount Perry, however that all changed last weekend.
Last weekend I was driving out to Mount Perry to have a look at the art gallery when I hit some loose gravel with my car.
What happened next was one of the scariest experiences I have had in my life.
I completely lost control of my car as I began to slide from one side of the road to the other.
I had never been in this position before, but I was lucky that my parents had taught me what to do if this ever happened.
So I knew not to slam on the break or try to overcorrect my steering.
I simply tried to slow down the car enough and do anything I could to keep it on the road as the last thing I wanted was to hit anything.
I was extremely lucky that I managed to keep my car on the road.
The bit that scared me the most out of the whole experience was that I wasn’t going fast, I simply hit the wrong piece of gravel and I realised this could happen to anyone.
What happens if next time it is a young driver like myself who wasn’t taught what to do by their parents?
What would have happened to me if I didn’t manage to keep my car on the road?
I am so lucky I wasn’t just another statistic.
Something more needs to be done about the road and now is our time to speak up by writing to or emailing Mark Bailey.
I hope we can create this change before there is another statistic on that road.