Woodfordia-bound folk urged to pack their patience

The State’s peak motoring body has urged Woodford Folk Festival-goers to pack their patience with more than 125 000 people expected to flock to the event.

The festival would run over six days at ‘Woodfordia’ from Thursday, and organisers this year encouraged attendees to consider carpooling and cycling to the event.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross urged motorists to be safe on the road and to be extra mindful of those making it to the event on two wheels.

“This period between Christmas and New Years is one of the busiest times to be out on the road, so drive safely and to the conditions, and remember the ‘Fatal Five’,” Ms Ross said.

“We expect major roads on the approach to Woodfordia, like the D’Aguilar Highway and Kilcoy Beerwah Road, to be busy, so pack your patience and please be extra vigilant of those travelling on a bicycle. And if you’re planning to put your pedals to the pavement by cycling to the event, make sure you wear a helmet.”

For the safety of festival-folk and other road users, Ms Ross said a high level of police presence was planned for the event.

“We know more than 100 police including the dog squad, mounted unit and the road policing drug testing unit will be deployed at the festival and in surrounding areas,” she said.

“We want everyone to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to get there and back home again safely.”

Check RACQ Road Conditions for up-to-date traffic and travel information.