Slow down and keep roadworkers safe

RACQ has pleaded with motorists to take care around roadworks across the State this Queensland Road Safety Week, as more than 21,500 Queenslanders worked to deliver $24 billion in major road upgrades over the next four years.

Club spokesperson Paul Turner said everyone working in high-speed work environments was at risk.

“We all have a responsibility when it comes to keeping roadworkers safe. Please, if you see someone on the side of the road, move over and slow down,” Mr Turner said.

“Whether it’s roadworkers, emergency services, or RACQ Roadside Assistance crews, they’re all doing important work in a dangerous environment and we need to protect them by looking after them.”

Mr Turner said it was timely reminder, with Queensland Road Safety Week underway and another round of school holidays now just around the corner.

“There’s a huge suite of works happening across the State or about to get started, including the M1 upgrade in Logan,” he said.

“Please look out for signs and flashing lights, drive to conditions and remember that your decisions could mean life or death for roadworkers.”