Bruce Hwy fatality a tragic part of road safety week
WHILE police officers have been out in force spreading the message of safe driving, this Road Safety Week still saw tragedy after a fatal collision on the Bruce Hwy.
Although increased police presence has been proven to make a difference to those getting caught on the roads, there are some people whose behaviour will only change after the worst has happened.
Taking a line from Gladstone's Safety Expo on Friday, behaviours are easy to change for limited periods of time, but they will never really change unless people's attitudes change.
These are extremely powerful machines that we use with little care about its impacts.
But with great power, comes great responsibility - for ourselves, the people in the vehicle, and pedestrians, other vehicles and the unknown.
This week numerous people were nabbed for drink driving.
Do you think twice when you get into a vehicle after having a few?
We should all care about the lives that will be damaged if the inevitable happens.