Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey, Commissioner Ian Stewart and motor racing champion Craig Lowndes today launched a campaign to ‘Light Your Drive’ over the Christmas period to highlight the importance of road safety.
Commissioner Ian Stewart said motorists are being encouraged to turn on headlights whilst driving on highways, night and day over the Christmas period as a visual reminder of road safety.
“In addition to the ‘Light Your Drive’ campaign to raise awareness for road safety our officers will be out in force over the Christmas holiday period focussing on the Fatal Five,” Commissioner Stewart said.
“If you speed, drink drive, don’t pay attention, don’t wear a seatbelt or drive while tired; you will not only be caught by police, but you risk your life and the life of every other road user – and that is just not acceptable.
“The number of fatalities on our road so far this year stands at 216 today and we, as a community need to take action to stop this carnage. Police cannot do this without the support of every road user.”
“The community’s safety is our priority and police will continue to target motorists who break the law,” Commissioner Stewart said.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that all motorists are asked to ‘Light Your Drive’ and focus on keeping everyone on Queensland roads safe this Christmas.
“By turning on your headlights this holiday period, even during the day, you’ll highlight the Fatal Five message and raise awareness of road safety.
“Failure to respect the road rules, the road conditions, or yourself as a road-user is a gamble, especially during the Christmas-New Year period when so many people are on the roads,” Mr Dempsey said.
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More information on how you can commit to the Light Your Drive campaign will be available shortly.