More education for repeat drink drivers: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed a new education program for thousands of repeat drink drivers across Queensland, aimed at curbing the deadly behaviour.

The Courier Mail reported the State Government’s online program would educate the risks associated with drink driving.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said the Club had previously called for compulsory education programs for drink drivers.

“Drink driving is one of the top five causes of fatal crashes on our roads and unfortunately we see a shocking number of repeat drink drivers each year,” Mr Spalding said.

“Tackling the problem of repeat offenders is a tough one, as obviously they haven’t been deterred by traditional penalties or even the risk of killing themselves or someone else.

“That’s why it’s crucial to address individuals’ relationships with alcohol, through a combination of better education, as well as punitive measures.”

Last year more than 217 people died on Queensland roads, with more statistics revealing atleast 43 deaths attributed to drink driving.