Be careful when walking home
WITH Christmas party season in full swing, the state’s peak motoring body has urged pedestrians to take extra care around roads when under the influence of alcohol.
RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the warning was prompted by data that revealed there had been 28 pedestrian deaths across Queensland so far this year.
“Walking home after having a few beers or glasses of wine might seem harmless, but with alcohol affecting your judgment your journey may be more risky than you think.”
Ms Hunter said pedestrians were some of the most vulnerable road users and if struck by a car would likely suffer extensive injuries or worse.
“As well as the 28 deaths, more than 160 pedestrians have been hospitalised this year,” she said.
She said all road users needed to take responsibility for their safety.