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Logan residents encouraged to take the pledge for Fatality Free Friday

Published: 20 May 2016

Logan residents encouraged to take the pledge for Fatality Free Friday

City of Logan residents are being urged to keep road safety top of mind as two Fatality Free Friday events are held next week.

Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said Fatality Free Friday was held each year across Australia to promote safer roads.

"As part of our SafeRoads4Logan initiative, Council is proud to support Fatality Free Friday," he said.

"Road accidents – particularly fatal accidents – are not only traumatic for families and friends, but they can also have deep and long-lasting impacts on the wider community."

Eleven fatalities were recorded on Logan's roads in 2015, but that trend has not continued in 2016.

"Logan residents are starting to get the message about being safer on our roads," Cr Pidgeon said.

"This year, we've only recorded two fatalities, but eight people had lost their lives this time last year."

Cr Pidgeon said Council was coordinating two Fatality Free Friday events next week.

"A road safety display will be held at Beenleigh Town Square on Thursday 26 May, in response to an increased number of traffic accidents being recorded in the area," he said.

"We'll feature a Department of Transport and Main Roads education trailer, a speed camera vehicle and high visibility police car, a display focused on our RU1M bicycle safety campaign and our road safety mascot, Patrick Pace Car.

"A similar display will also be held on Friday 27 May at Logan Central McDonalds car park, in conjunction with local PCYC groups.

"While Fatality Free Friday aims for no road deaths for one day, drivers should think consciously about their decisions every single time they get behind the wheel."

For more information about Fatality Free Friday, visit www.fatalityfreefriday.com