Road Safety Campaign Targets Speed …
The September school holidays traditionally sees significant increase in traffic volume across the entirety of the road network. This period is highlighted by families travelling long distances to and from holiday destinations, the driving environment becomes heavily populated and dynamic, presenting challenges that urban drivers particularly are unfamiliar with.
The September School Holidays Road Safety Campaign is intended to direct community attention to speed, impaired driving, fatigue, seat belt use and driver distraction/inattention. For the entirety of the campaign, police will particularly target speed and driver engagement though random breath tests.
Police are urging members of the community to drive sensible and responsible as we move forward by following some simple strategies.
- Put road safety first every trip, every time
- Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained and safe to drive
- Know and follow the road rules every trip
Move Over, Slow Down …
We want to create a safer working environment for our emergency response workers who put their lives at risk every day when working in roadside environments. To keep them safe, new laws have been introduced that require motorists to move over and slow down when passing a stationary emergency response vehicle displaying blue, red, magenta, or yellow flashing lights.
Play your part to keep them and everyone else safe on our roads.
What types of vehicles do the new laws cover?
- Queensland Police
- Queensland Ambulance
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Rural Fire Service
- State Emergency Service
- Transport Enforcement
- Transport and Main Roads compliance vehicles
- National Heavy Vehicle Regulator compliance vehicles
- Breakdown Assistance Providers
- Tow Trucks
- Roadside Assistance, for example RACQ or other vehicles that provide a similar service and are clearly marked
The penalty for not moving over and slowing down is $431 and 3 demerit points.
Additional information can be found here: streetsmarts.initiatives.qld.gov.au/move-over-and-slow-down
If you witness suspicious activity or witness a crime in progress, you can assist police by providing a good description by contacting your local police or dial triple zero 000 in the event of an emergency. For non-urgent police matters think Policelink and call 131444. If you have information about these offences report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.