Road safety on display at Jimboomba
Published: 20 November 2015
Logan City Council's SafeRoads4Logan initiative will head to Jimboomba on Saturday 21 November to promote safer driving habits in the community.
Road Safety and Bicycle Advisory Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said there had been an average of one fatality a month in 2015.
"These statistics show that some people are still not getting the message about sticking to the road rules and the preventing 'Fatal 5' accident causes," he said.
"The number of accidents has increased by 2.2%, however, we've seen a 9.7% reduction in the number of accidents causing injuries in the city this year, which is a pleasing result.
"With school holidays about to begin, it's time for motorists to be more vigilant when driving, particularly with young cyclists and pedestrians around."
Cr Lutton said the SafeRoads4Logan team would visit the Jimboomba Markets between 7am and midday to spread the word about road safety.
"We're really keen to engage with drivers of all ages, from young drivers and their parents, to new parents who are using child restraints in cars, as well as elderly drivers who might be hitting the road with their caravans," he said.
"Traffic accidents don't discriminate and the Fatal 5 – speeding, distraction and inattention, drink and drug driving, failure to wear a seatbelt and driving while fatigued – could affect any one of us at any time."
The SafeRoads4Logan display will include Patrick Pace Car, the RU1m bicycle safety program, motorcycle safety, beer goggles, a speed camera van and child safety restraint experts, as well as other general information about road safety.
Division 11 Councillor Trevina Schwarz said she was excited the SafeRoads4Logan message would be coming to Jimboomba.
"The Jimboomba Markets are a very popular event in our community and I'm sure many local residents will take the opportunity to learn more about road safety with all of the information so readily available," she said.
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.
The Jimboomba Markets are held at Jimboomba State School on the third Saturday of each month between 7am and midday. The SafeRoads4Logan display will be at the markets on Saturday 21 November.