Today we reflect on 200 lives lost on roads across Queensland.
The reality is that these people had family, friends and co-workers who’s lives have changed in circumstances that more likely than not, could have been avoided.
Lives lost on our roads this year are on a trajectory to reach their highest number in over a decade. Two hundred lives have been lost so far this year, 14 more than this time last year.
We are on track to surpass 300 lives lost by Christmas.
The largest increase has been on roads across Brisbane (+10), the state’s Southern (+6) and North Coast (+6) regions.
Police across the state are committed to reducing road trauma and the devastating effects it has on families and communities.
Factors such as speed, drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelts and fatigue are consistent contributors to fatal road crashes.
These are factors can be traced back to a decision made by an individual.
The reality is there are not enough police cars to be on every road all day. It takes you to make the safest decision for you, your passengers and other road users.
Road safety is a shared responsibility and it will take all of us to reduce the impact of lives being lost on our roads.