'Sign up' for Queensland Road Safety Week

RACQ has pleaded with drivers to sign up to take their lives seriously and avoid taking unnecessary risks on the roads this Queensland Road Safety Week (QRSW).

Club spokesperson Paul Turner said sadly we were the only State in the country that had not seen the road toll decrease compared to the same time last year, despite there being less traffic on the roads due to COVID-19.

“This QRSW, the road toll statistics are particularly devastating. It’s time Queensland motorists woke up to how dangerous risky behaviour on our roads can be,” Mr Turner said.

“We all have a role to play when it comes to getting to our destination safely.”

Mr Turner said this year the theme for QRSW was ‘sign up for road safety’ and the campaign was being held online due to COVID-19.

“We’re asking all Queensland motorists to get behind the campaign by creating a sign with their own safety message,” he said.

“Post a photo of your sign on social media to get the message out there and submit it to the official Queensland Road Safety Week gallery at the StreetSmarts website. 

“This week we’re also asking Queensland schools involved in our award-winning road safety education programs to update the signs out the front of their schools with a pledge to commit to road safety, to help spread the word in the community.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”