POLICE, paramedics and firies have joined forces for Queensland’s Christmas road safety campaign.
Launching the statewide campaign on the Gold Coast today, Minister for Police Mark Ryan said the summer holidays were without doubt the busiest time on Queensland’s roads.
Two-hundred and thirty people were killed on state roads last year.
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Running from this Friday through until February, the campaign will see police out in force targeting the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, fatigue and seat belts.
“The State Government is absolutely determined to reduce the devastation and trauma that is seen on our roads, particularly around this busy period,” Minister Ryan said.
“If we could have one Christmas wish, it would be for zero fatalities on Queensland roads during the holiday period.”
Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing Command, Mike Keating said the Fatal Five was “consistently prevalent” in road fatalities.
“We will be working hard to ensure we target these factors,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.
“This Christmas, we just want to see everyone make it home safely and enjoy the time spent with loved ones. We don’t want to meet you on the worst day of your life, this Christmas period.”