Good men needed to lower our road toll

Mayor Darren Power has appealed for a fatality-free Christmas/New Year.

Men in the City of Logan are being urged to think about their driving habits as the holiday road toll period begins today.

Sixteen people lost their lives on the city’s roads this year with 12 of the victims male.

Two women died – one was a passenger, the other a pedestrian. A 35-week-old unborn child also died in a traffic accident.

Fourteen people, including 12 men, died on the city’s roads in 2020.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said most crashes are preventable.

“The bottom line is blokes need to lift their game,” Councillor Power said.

“Statistics collected by our road safety team show that speed, alcohol, disobeying road rules and risky driving by motorcyclists are the main contributors to serious fatal accidents.

“It’s the same story every year.

“Although everyone needs to pay more attention to road safety, it’s clear that men, in particular, need to reassess how they approach driving.”

The Queensland Government has launched its Christmas road safety campaign Operation Tango Mistletoe.

Police and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan said the opening of the state border will mean more traffic on our roads. He urged drivers to be patient.