Road safety cam­paign

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE State Gov­ern­ment has urged Ba­nana Shire res­i­dents to be aware of the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice’s Christ­mas road safety cam­paign.

Min­is­ter for Po­lice Mark Ryan said the sum­mer hol­i­day pe­riod was with­out doubt the busiest time on the roads as Queens­lan­ders cel­e­brated the fes­tive sea­son.

“The State Gov­ern­ment is ab­so­lutely de­ter­mined to re­duce the dev­as­ta­tion and trauma that is seen on our roads, par­tic­u­larly around this busy pe­riod,” Mr Ryan said.

“If we could have one Christ­mas wish, it would be for zero fa­tal­i­ties on Queens­land roads dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod.”

Run­ning De­cem­ber 14 un­til Fe­bru­ary, this year’s Christ­mas cam­paign will have the po­lice out in force with lo­calised and statewide op­er­a­tions.

The po­lice will tar­get the Fa­tal Five of speed­ing, drink and drug driv­ing, fa­tigue, dis­trac­tion and seat­belts.

This year so far, 230 lives have been lost on Queens­land roads.

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