Be care­ful when walk­ing home

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

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.

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