Gold Coast police are joining forces with other government agencies for a motorcycle safety campaign as part of Queensland Road Safety Week (August 26 – 30).
This weekend, the eighth instalment of Operation North Upright will be conducted in the Gold Coast hinterland to raise awareness of the potential risks for motorcyclists using the hinterland roads.
Motorcyclists enjoying the area are invited to stop for a chat about road safety with experienced motorcycle officers from the Road Policing Command and other emergency services.
Officer in Charge of Nerang Station, Senior Sergeant Peter Gordon, said community engagement is an important part of the operation.
“This event is about the motorcycle enthusiast community having a chance to talk to police, to share their concerns and ask questions” Senior Sergeant Gordon said.
“Road safety is for everyone and this ongoing operation continues to provide positive message in the community around road safety. This event has grown year by year and is very well supported by our local motorcycle dealerships and all the various motorcycle clubs with the Gold Coast District”.
Members of the public who speak with police today will each receive a free raffle ticket to go in the draw to win a variety of seven prizes including:
– ‘Axo’ motorcycle boots
– ‘Scorpion’ motorcycle boots
– ‘RJays’ motorcycle boots
– ‘Five’s’ motorcycle gloves
– ‘RJays’ motorcycle gloves
– ‘Motul’ chain cleaning kit
– ‘Royal Enfeild’ t-shirt.
The raffle will be drawn at the Nerang Police Station on August 27th.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.