Ipswich motorists are urged to lead the way and drive so others survive as part of National Road Safety Week.
More than 230 people have died on Queensland roads this year, 40 more than the same time last year, and Bundamba MP Lance McCallum has reminded motorists to take care with the summer holidays fast approaching.
“We’re coming into what is always the busiest time of year for Queensland, with people going on holidays and visiting family and friends for the festive season,” Mr McCallum said.
“We lost one life on our local Bundamba roads last year, and that is one too many.
“While the Palaszczuk Government is delivering a record $25 billion for better roads and transport across Queensland, including upgrades to the Ipswich Motorway and Warrego and Centenary highways, we all have a commitment to maintaining road safety.”
National Road Safety Week was founded by Peter Frazer, president of the Safer Australian Roads and Highways Group, after his 23-year-old daughter Sarah was killed in a crash in 2012.
Mr Frazer said driving distracted, driving under the influence and speeding continued to be the country’s biggest killers on the road.
“The toll of road incidents in Australia leaves tens of thousands of families, friends and loved ones devastated for the rest of their lives,” Mr Frazer said.
“Let’s all put our phones down, never drive under the influence and stick to the speed limit.”