FESTIVE SEASON: Police are encouraging road users to take extra care on the roads this Christmas.
FESTIVE SEASON: Police are encouraging road users to take extra care on the roads this Christmas. Vince Valitutti/Qld Tourism

Plea to stay safe in festive season

ROMA Police are encouraging everyone to be safe on the roads over the festive season.

The key messages they want to get out there are:

Travelling on the roads could be the most dangerous thing you and your loved ones do these holidays.

Unfortunately family and friends are lost every year during what should be a time of celebration and togetherness. They are normal people going about their normal lives.

The overwhelming majority of accidents can be attributed to human error. Errors made by normal people.

As the holiday season approaches, police are asking travellers to share responsibility and start planning now for a safe trip.

Pre-travel vehicle maintenance is important, especially where it involves towing vehicles less frequently used like caravans, trailers and boats. It is important that the tyres, bearings, electrical and hitches are up to the task.

Travellers should consider the logistics of their trip. When will they set out and how far do they intend to travel, allow sufficient time and rest stops or driver changes. We are a big region and there is a tendency for people to maximise holidays by covering long distances.

Concentrate on driving and minimise distractions. Being able to identify a problem and respond in time could make the difference.

Police will continue to enforce for the Fatal 5: speed, impaired driving, seat belts, fatigue and inattention.


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