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Powell Media Release – Glass House supports Fatality Free Friday (3 April 2014)

As school holidays kick off, Glass House residents are urged to think of the ‘Fatal Five’ and drive safely in the lead up to Fatality Free Friday due to be held 30 May.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said Fatality Free Friday is a great chance for the community to take responsibility for their driving behaviour.

“Boosting police numbers and delivering innovative campaigns like this delivers on the Government’s election commitment to revitalise frontline services,” Mr Powell said.

“Queensland’s road toll is 24 below (as at April 1) what it was this time last year, however, every death on our roads is a tragedy.

“We want to drive down the road toll even further which is why I will be making the pledge to drive safely not just on May 30 but every other day of the year.

“This campaign is about making a personal commitment to road safety.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said as part of the campaign Queenslanders will have the opportunity to sign an inflatable car.

“Similar to last year, inflatable cars will tour the state and I’m encouraging all Queenslanders to pledge their support for Fatality Free Friday,” Mr Emerson said.

“This year people will also receive a Fatality Free Friday key to put on their key ring as a constant reminder of their personal road safety pledge.

“We are so pleased to support this campaign as it is another reminder for us all us to think about how we can make a difference to improve safety on our roads.

“We are working hard to drive down the road toll through campaigns like this as well as our Join the Drive campaign and investment in getting more police on the beat.”

The initiative was launched ahead of Easter, when the Government will launch the next phase of its Join the Drive to Save Lives campaign targeting drivers’ attitudes towards speeding.

All Queenslanders are encouraged to make their pledge, either by signing one of the inflatable cars touring the state, or online at www.fatalityfreefriday.com

ENDS- 3 April 2014

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