Holswich to Head Up Road Safety Committee

16/01/2014

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich's commitment to improving road safety has been recognised through his appointment as the new Chair of the Safer Roads Sooner Advisory Committee.

The Safer Roads Sooner Program focuses on the improvement of high risk locations on state controlled roads where there is real potential for fatal and serious crashes to occur.

"Road safety is always a high priority on my agenda, and I am looking forward to working with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and members of the Advisory Committee to improve high risk Queensland roads," Mr Holswich said.

"Again in 2013 we saw too many lives lost on Queensland roads. Our government is committed to improving state controlled roads to lessen the potential for fatal crashes."

Mr Holswich has been appointed to the role by the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, The Hon Scott Emerson, ahead of Advisory Committee's first meetings for 2014 in early February.

Membership of the Advisory Committee includes senior representatives from Department of Transport and Main Roads, the Local Government Association of Queensland, the Queensland Police Service, Emergency Services, and from private transport and road industry organisations such as the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ), the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q), the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) and Bicycle Queensland.

For more information about the Safer Roads Sooner Program, go to http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Planning-for-the-future/Building-safer-roads.aspx