Stay safe this holiday break

GLADSTONE region police are urging motorists to take care on the roads this school holiday break following a an increase in the number of people caught speeding and failing to heed warnings surrounding the Fatal Four.

Fatigue, speeding, drink-driving and not wearing a seat belt; otherwise known as the fatal four, are some factors that police are warning all drivers to be aware of — and to avoid.

Gladstone Traffic Branch officer in charge Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Lette said drivers needed to listen to the safety warnings put out by police.

“Most people treat each crash as another statistic or briefly read about it in the morning paper and forget about it by morning tea time,” he said.

Snr Sgt Lette said Operation Cold Snap commenced on Wednesday and as at midnight on Sunday, a number of people had been issued with infringement notices for various traffic offences, the majority being for speeding. He said in the same period a a number of vehicles were detected speeding on Gladstone region roads by speed cameras.

On Sunday, after emergency services personnel attended the double fatality on the Bruce Highway near Mt Larcom, Snr Sgt Lette said police detected several drivers travelling at speeds well beyond the limit.

“The attitude of drivers needs to change for there to be any dramatic reduction in our road toll,” he said.



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