Queensland police have issued a message of gratitude, after the state recorded zero road deaths during Easter. Unfortunately, our national road toll is still a timely reminder to drive safely.
“The Queensland Police Service has thanked Queenslanders for helping to make this Easter the safest on the state’s roads in twenty years”, an official media release said.
“After last year’s tragic holiday period, it was clear that road safety was on everyone’s mind”, police added. “Last year we saw the worst Easter on our roads since seasonal records began in 1992”.
“Thankfully this year, it’s a different story”, Queensland coppers added. Unfortunately, not every Australian state has been so fortunate.
Our national road toll for the Easter long weekend currently stands at six. One person died in a vehicle rollover in the Northern Territory, whilst two died in New South Wales following a collision.
Meanwhile, a 70-year-old woman was killed after a crash in South Australia, and two deaths occurred in Western Australia over the long weekend. Tragically, an unborn baby was also killed in Victoria.
In comparison, twenty-two people lost their lives on the roads during Easter last year. “(This) doesn’t mean we can become complacent”, Queensland police have cautioned.
“We are now entering phase 2 of the campaign which coincides with school holidays. The roads will be busier than usual, so we all still need to take extreme care”.
“While we’ve seen some encouraging results over the long weekend, there are still families whose lives have been changed forever with loved ones seriously injured in crashes”, police added.