Queensland Road Safety Week

Queensland Road Safety Week is on again this year, running from August 27 – August 31, and is a chance for us all to get involved in making our roads safer.

This year, police will be using the week for a road rules refresher and each day, we will be highlighting the different road user groups including drivers, pedestrians, heavy vehicle drivers, bicycle riders and motorcyclists.

‘Speaking up for road safety – road rules refresh’ is the focus and Police want the whole community to have their say and refresh their road rules.

Roma Police will launch the week with a public display manned by police officers at Westlands Plaza, Roma on Monday August 27, from 10am.

Senior Constable Dale Kenna says Police will be on hand to provide road safety information and advice.

“It will be an opportunity to share a personal story, suggest a road safety tip or test your road rules knowledge.”

On the same day, St George Police will be putting on a public display with a free sausage sizzle in Victoria Street, St George.

“They will be promoting road safety, ‘stay on track’ and fatigue management, targeting tourists, and quad bike safety for rural users.”

“This event will start at about 9am and run through to midday and, they will be giving away road safety merchandise. Transport and Main Roads will also be at the event and they will provide advice about caravan towing rules such as weight limits.”

On Wednesday August 29, Blacks Toyota Roma in conjunction with Queensland Police Service will be holding an “Under the Bonnet” safe driving workshop at 73-75 Charles Street, Roma, beginning at 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

The workshop is about empowering and educating drivers by outlining basic car maintenance skills as well as personal and road safety knowledge.
Officers will be available to provide road safety advice and refresh your knowledge on the road rules and a free sausage sizzle with refreshments will be provided.

It will be a very informative event and we encourage the whole community to attend and be involved in making the roads safer.

Other events during this week include:
• Road safety presentation at St George High School with senior students in grades 11 and 12 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm where a mechanic will demonstrating basic vehicle safety maintenance.
• Drink Rite event at the St George Hotel on Wednesday, August 29, from 7pm to 9pm. Drink Rite is designed to demonstrate the effects of alcohol on different people and the benefits of monitoring alcohol consumption.
• A motorcycle road safety display at D&R’s Motorcycles, 192 Raglan Street Roma on Friday August 31, commencing at midday to 2pm. A free sausage sizzle will be provided and Police will be promoting motorcycle safety on the road, farm and recreational riding.

Police from Roma, St George and surrounding towns will also be visiting their local schools delivering road, bike and pedestrian safety presentations during the week.