With more than four accidents occurring on the Mount Lindesay Highway over the last fortnight, Road Safety Week comes as a timely reminder for motorists to stay safe when behind the wheel.
Road Safety Week will run from August 22 to 28 with demonstrations, static displays and school visits by sports stars.
Throughout the week police will be targeting all unsafe road behavior including distraction, fatigue, speed, non-use of seatbelts, vulnerable road users and impaired driving.
Throughout the greater Logan district sports stars will be visiting local schools to spread messages around safe behaviours as passengers or when driving.
Acting Senior Sergeant Rob Duncan said the week focuses on the community supporting safe road behaviours.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and the community must work together as a whole,” he said.
“Our sports people have have numerous hours of practice in their discipline and look after their teams, we want the same links to be drawn when it comes to road safety.”
NRL Rookie Peter Lee and Tribe Seven’s player Marioulla Belessis agreed that sportspeople have a significant impact on transferring information to young people due to the large sporting culture.
“Something silly can affect the rest of your life, it’s just not worth the risk,” Mr Lee said.
Jimboomba police will be holding a community road safety week afternoon at Hills International College on August 24.
The free afternoon will run from 3.30pm until 6pm.
Acting Senior Sergeant Duncan said he hopes community members take up the opportunity to take part in the event and to increase their knowledge as well as their children’s knowledge to be aware on the roads.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads, the Queensland Fire Service, the RACQ, the forensic crash unit, the road policing unit and the Queensland Ambulance Service will be in attendance with information and demonstration sessions.
Browns Plains police will be attending two road safety workshop car maintenance sessions at 5.30pm on August 23 at 82 Johnson Rd, Hillcrest and 5.30pm on August 24 at unit 1/17 Cerina Cct, Jimboomba.
These sessions are to help motorists identify the requirements of a safe vehicle.
Police and volunteers in policing will be at the events to answer questions about road safety.
Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative which is delivered in partnership by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service.
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