In a joint venture, the Official Pace Car will patrol Gladstone streets and lead the Harbour Festival parade.
In a joint venture, the Official Pace Car will patrol Gladstone streets and lead the Harbour Festival parade. Ebony Battersby

Police pace car to lead parade with safety message

GLADSTONE police are setting the pace for the 2014 Harbour Festival, with the a kitted up patrol car leading this year's parade.

As part of an initiative of Road Safety Week, funded by ConocoPhillips and Santos GLNG, the pace car will make its presence felt in the Gladstone region in coming weeks.

Officer in charge Jason Chetham says the pace car carries vital messages about what drivers can do to ensure their own safety.

"It's all about people taking responsibility for their own actions on the road," he said.

"The Fatal Five are all things that can be prevented."

ConocoPhillips Gladstone site manager Danny O'Dell said all measures to make our community safer were a valuable investment.

"We are committed to supporting community health and safety initiatives and we have developed a strong relationship with the Central Queensland police," he said.

"We trust that through greater awareness and active safety measures, we can all work to make Queensland roads safer.



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