Sergeant Watson and his colleagues will be out in force this holiday season to keep road users safe
Police are urging all road users to take extra care on the road network with the Christmas period approaching.
As the Queensland border has opened to interstate travellers, Queenslanders will see an increase in vehicular traffic on our region’s roads and beaches.
Sergeant Chris Watson of Gympie Highway Patrol said officers will be out across the region this holiday season strictly enforcing the Fatal Five.
“Motorists planning on heading to the beach are reminded that all road rules apply on beaches and our officers will be patrolling and taking a zero-tolerance approach to any unsafe beach driving and antisocial behaviour observed,” he said.
Before setting off, Sergeant Watson is urging drivers to make sure their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, to plan ahead, allow for adequate rest breaks and the additional traffic volume on the road network and above all – obey the road rules, especially around drink/drug driving, speed, seatbelts, and the use of mobile phones.
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