Turn It On – But Safely

safety_switches

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace is urging us to develop a new approach to a favourite turn on. She has launched a safety campaign to better protect Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes. The ‘One safety switch may not be enough’ campaign kicks off this week and … [Read more...]

Time for a Quad Safety Re-Think

Quad bike ride-ready

With Queensland claiming the sad mantle of being the state with 25% of the nation’s Quad Bike fatalities in 2015, it’s time, according to the Queensland Coroner’s Office for us to re-think quad safety. Peter DeWaard from the Coroner’s Office says mandatory helmet wearing is key. He says … [Read more...]

Severe Weather Touches Our Towns

SEQ weather

The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning which touches into some of Our Towns and comes as the South East of the State cops a big belting from the tail end of Cyclone Debbie. Areas affected by the warning include Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Southeast Coast … [Read more...]

Work Begins on Black Spot

Roma Taroom road

Major works are now underway on fixing a dangerous stretch of road incorporating the Carnarvon Highway and Roma-Taroom Road intersection. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said almost $2 million would be invested in building a safer intersection for the increasing … [Read more...]

The Heat is On and The Warning is Out

fire services

Firefighters are bracing for another hot and dry period with heightened temperatures and increased fire danger keeping Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) on alert. Rural Fire Service Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson says high temperatures were continuing to cause erratic fire … [Read more...]

Now This is Flash

flashing shool zone sign

The first week back at school and three of our Warrego schools are about to join the 21 st century for road safety with flashing signs for their school zones this week. Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey says signs were due to be installed this week (from 25 Jan) in highly visible … [Read more...]

Keep School Zones in Focus

police and school zone pic

Motorists be ready and aware!! The kids are heading back to school, so school zones apply to every school day for the next 10 weeks of term one and that means time to start watching our speed. It would seem we’re not all that good at watching the speedo in school zones and Police say we need … [Read more...]

Moonie Highway Crash Toll

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The young boy airlifted from yesterday’s horrific crash site on the Moonie Highway continues to cling to his life today in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital. The two -year -old toddler was one of five in the car which slammed into a tree at lunch time yesterday. The accident closed the highway … [Read more...]