As school holidays kick off, residents are urged to think of the ‘Fatal Five’ and drive safely in the lead up to Fatality Free Friday on 30th May.


Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, said Fatality Free Friday is a great chance for the community to take responsibility for their driving behaviour.


“Boosting police numbers and delivering innovative campaigns like this delivers on the Newman Government’s election commitment to revitalise frontline services,” Mr Ruthenberg said.


“Queensland’s road toll is 24 below (as at April 1) what it was this time last year, however, every death on our roads is a tragedy.”


“We want to drive down the road toll even further which is why I have made the pledge to drive safely not just on 30th May, but every other day of the year.”


“This campaign is about making a personal commitment to road safety.”


Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said as part of the campaign Queenslanders will have the opportunity to sign an inflatable car.


“Similar to last year, inflatable cars will tour the state and I’m encouraging all Queenslanders to pledge their support for Fatality Free Friday,” Mr Holswich said.


“This year people will also receive a Fatality Free Friday key to put on their key ring as a constant reminder of their personal road safety pledge.”


“We are so pleased to support this campaign as it is another reminder for us all us to think about how we can make a difference to improve safety on our roads.”


“We are working hard to drive down the road toll through campaigns like this as well as our Join the Drive campaign and investment in getting more police on the beat.”


Mr Ruthenberg and Mr Holswich coordinated a Fatality Free Friday campaign event at Pine Rivers High School last year, encouraging students to be both responsible drivers and passengers.


All Queenslanders are encouraged to make their pledge, either by signing one of the inflatable cars touring the state, or online at www.fatalityfreefriday.com