Powell Media Release – Glass House shows support for Fatality Free Friday (30 May 2014)

By Jun 2, 2014Media Releases

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP and Sunshine Coast Councillor Jenny McKay today joined with Palmwoods Police Officer, Sgt Kevin Crowley, in encouraging all road users to help achieve the Queensland goal of no deaths on Fatality Free Friday.

Mr Powell said Fatality Free Friday put road safety back into the hands of the community by encouraging all road users to ensure safety was top of mind while travelling.

“I have taken the pledge to stay safe on the road and I encourage everyone to get involved in this important campaign because it is the responsibility of all road users to ensure that our roads are safe for other motorists and pedestrians,” Mr Powell said.

“Today Sgt Crowley and I want to remind Glass House road users to be mindful of their own safety and that of others in our community.

Mr Powell said that while we currently had one of the lowest road tolls on record, any death on the roads was a tragedy.

Cr McKay urged locals to support the cause.

“This day is about helping people re-think their driving habits on that day and hopefully set up even better habits every time they get behind the wheel,” Cr McKay said.

The Fatality Free Friday campaign supports the Newman Government’sJoin the Drive to Save Lives strategy, which is focused on encouraging community involvement and participation, revitalising frontline services in road safety.

To add your voice to the growing number of Queenslanders who have Joined the Drive to Save Lives, visit www.jointhedrive.qld.gov.au

ENDS- 30 May 2014