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Learn about road safety at Logan expo

Published: 17 August 2016

Learn about road safety at Logan expo

In 2015, 11 people were killed and almost 800 traffic accidents caused injuries on Logan's roads – good reasons to consider attending the Logan Road Safety Expo on Sunday 28 August as part of Queensland Road Safety Week.

Queensland Road Safety Week is being held across the state from 22-28 August to encourage the community to challenge the status quo and stop accepting death and injury on Queensland roads.

Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said it was an opportunity for people to remember why it was important to take care on the road and to share a personal stories, suggest road safety tips, and to talk to their children, family and friends about staying safe.

"Just one death on our roads is one too many," he said.

"We need to be confident that everyone travelling on our roads gets to where they want to go, every single time, without running the risk of being involved in a collision.

"All road users – drivers, motorcyclists, passengers and pedestrians – have a responsibility to obey the laws and not take risks with their life and other people’s lives through inattentive road use or driving while intoxicated or affected by drugs."

The expo, being supported by Council through its SafeRoads4Logan initiative, will include displays, entertainment, giveaways, food, and even a visit from the Queensland Police Service helicopter, POLAIR.

"One of the highlights will be Queensland Fire and Emergency Services' traffic crash and driver extraction displays at 11am," Cr Pidgeon said.

"It will be a stark reminder of what our emergency services face when they attend serious traffic accidents, and will hopefully hit home to people how important road safety is."

"There will be plenty to look at and lots of hands-on displays on the day, so I encourage everyone to come on down and see what you can learn to keep you and your loved ones safe on our roads."

The Logan Road Safety Expo is being held on Sunday 28 August between 10am and 2pm at Logan City Council, 150 Wembley Rd, Logan Central. For more information, phone 3412 5398.

NOTE TO EDITORS: SafeRoads4Logan is a partnership between Council, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health, Transurban and RACQ, aimed at reducing serious and fatal crashes in Logan by encouraging motorists to drive safely.