Locals urged to drive safely these winter school holidays

25 June 2015

State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan MP, is urging locals heading off on a road trip these school holidays to take it easy behind the wheel.

Mr Ryan said police will be taking part in Operation Cold Snap, which will run from 26 June to 17 July and will be targeting bad driver behaviour.

“With two weeks off school, the winter holidays are a great time for families to get away,” Mr Ryan said.

“But that means our roads will be busier than usual over the next two weeks and that also means the chances of serious crashes increase.

“Police will be out in force across the region targeting the Fatal Five, which includes speeding, drink driving, drug driving, not wearing a seat belt and using your mobile phone while driving.

“This year Queensland’s Easter road toll was the worst in twenty years – we don’t want to see a repeat of that over the winter holidays.

“Road fatalities affect close-knit communities like ours very deeply. That’s why I’m urging locals to slow down and take extra caution when they get behind the wheel these holidays.

“I want everyone to get to their holiday destination and back again safe and sound.”