‘A MESSAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL POLICE’
As we move into the wet season, police would like to remind drivers to be prepared for wet weather. Driving in wet weather can be very dangerous. You should prepare and frequently maintain your vehicle to make sure you will always be as safe as possible when driving in wet conditions. Recently,
the Police from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station have attended local accidents where the drivers have lost control of their vehicles in the slippery wet conditions escaping with only minor injuries.
To get your vehicle ready for driving in wet weather make sure:
• you have good tyre tread (at least 1.5mm deep across the whole tyre width)
• all of your vehicle’s lights work well
• your windscreen and lights are clean.
In Wet Conditions:
• drive slowly — to avoid aquaplaning and skidding
• drive with your lights on low beam (it is easier to see with low beam in fog)
• use your air conditioner or demister to keep your windscreen clear of condensation
• double the distance between you and the car in front
• avoid braking suddenly or accelerating or turning quickly — to reduce your chances of skidding
• do not drive on unsealed roads
• use road line markings to stay in the middle of your lane — in wet weather it is more important than ever to stay in the correct position on the road
• do not drive on roads covered with water (even partially covered)
• watch out for landslides — heavy rain can cause layers of rock and soil to move
• stay away from stagnant water by the side of the road (it can be very bad for your health!)
When driving in wet weather, you should always remember that the signed speed limit is the maximum safe speed in ideal driving conditions, so you may need to drive slower in wet weather.
Over the past two months police have seen a number of steal from vehicle and vehicle theft offences in the Logan Village and Yarrabilba area. A large portion of these vehicle thefts have occurred as a result of the offenders obtaining keys to these vehicles or valuables have been left in the vehicles. This is reminder for members of the community to continue taking action to reduce the opportunity of being a victim of crime, this can be as simple as securing your valuables out of sight including the keys to your vehicle. Crime prevention and community safety is everyone’s responsibility so please continue to secure your homes and vehicles.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
Until next time, keep safe!
By Nathan BOOTH – OIC Sergeant
Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station