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by | Apr 14, 2022 | Community, Crime, Holiday News

Police ready for Easter long weekend

Police will be ready to catch Logan and Scenic Rim motorists breaking the law this Easter long weekend.

As the majority of Queenslanders are expected to hit the roads to make the most of a four-day weekend, officers are reminding everyone of important road safety considerations to ensure a good trip.

Acting Chief Superintendent Ray Rohweder says motorists could expect to see police anywhere, anytime.


“At times like these, we know Queenslanders are most vulnerable to road trauma and that’s why we are reminding motorists everywhere, whether they are hitting the highway or the beach to put their own and their passengers’ safety first.


“We know it’s a beautiful time of the year to be out and about and to make the most of visiting family and beautiful sites in Queensland and interstate.


“Police will be promoting road safety in Easter holiday traffic thoroughfares and beach driving areas throughout the state anywhere and at anytime.


“It’s imperative that you be patient, plan your journey properly and avoid driving fatigued.


“Please remember that every decision you make on the road this Easter, counts.”


After the 2021 Easter long weekend saw six lives lost, police and counterparts are reinforcing this message in hopes of all motorists return home safely this Easter.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Susan Furze says Queenslanders must ensure they are up to the task of driving before getting behind the wheel.


“Unfortunately, holiday periods can be a high-risk time for crashes, with many people travelling on roads they aren’t used to.


“We know people will be keen to get to their destination and enjoy the Easter break, but drivers must put safety first or they run the risk of not reaching their destination at all.


“Road trips often mean you’re on the road for longer periods of time, but driving tired is extremely dangerous, so make sure you plan ahead and find spots along the way where you can safely pull in for a break – we recommend at least once every two hours.”

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