National Road Safety Week in Moreton Bay – Shining a light on road safety

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National Road Safety Week in Moreton Bay – Shining a light on road safety

Forty-nine people lost their lives on Moreton Bay Region roads between 2016 and 2018, according to Queensland Transport and Main Roads.

Mayor Allan Sutherland says that’s 49 too many, which is why Council is again showing its support for National Road Safety Week (6-12 May) by lighting up buildings across the region with the iconic yellow of the national campaign.

“To support the campaign we’re lighting up our administration building in Redcliffe, the stage area in Caboolture’s town precinct and also the under-seat lighting at Scarborough Beach Park,” he said.

“It’s heartbreaking to think of all the families left behind after these devastating accidents,” Cr Sutherland said.

“Rushing home after work or on our way to an appointment is something most of us are guilty of.

“But if we take a moment to slow down and focus, we might just prevent another tragedy from taking place.”

Council Spokesperson for Roads, Traffic and Public Transport Adam Hain said in the past three to four years council had invested more than $96 million on roads improvements.

“In addition to Council’s investment over these past three financial years we have also secured $4.28 million from the Australian Government’s Black Spot funding program,” Cr Hain said.

“We have also managed to secure $2.33 million under this program for the 2019/2020 financial year to address the Winn Road/Clear Mountain Road intersection at Mount Samson, Victoria Avenue/Redbank Road/Crawford Street intersection at Redcliffe, Sylvan Beach Esplanade/Marine Parade/Bibimulya Street intersection at Bellara and the Narangba Road/Torrens Road intersection at Kurwongbah.

“Government investment in a better road network is only part of the solution — the rest is up to us drivers.”

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering with road safety organisations and government.

For more information about events or to make a National Road Safety Week pledge, visit www.roadsafetyweek.net.au.