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Who are you rushing to meet.

Who are you rushing to meet?

The five highest contributing factors to fatal vehicle collisions that occur on ACT roads are:

  • Alcohol or drug impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Intersections; and
  • Driving whilst distracted

 

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. When you exhibit the behaviours outlined in the Fatal Five, you run the risk of meeting a different five: police, fire brigade, ambulance officers, trauma surgeons, or even a funeral director.

At the launch of the 'Who are you rushing to meet?' Campaign in November, Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said drivers must realise the serious life-long consequences for themselves and other road users.

“Police have to examine horrific crash sites, fire fighters have to cut people out of mangled vehicle wrecks, ambulance officers have to treat injuries at the scene, and surgeons have to treat them in hospital,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“And if the worst case scenario does happen, funeral directors are then called in to deal with dead bodies following collisions. 

“Police still see far too many drivers on our roads not only speeding, but speeding to excess. This behaviour is dangerous, reckless, and completely indefensible.

“Driving at excessive speed is a death wish. When you speed, you show a complete disregard for not only your own life, but the lives of other road users.

“This is why we’re asking drivers to consider ‘who are you rushing to meet?’ because if you speed, if you drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol you could be arriving at a very different destination than you initially anticipated.”

 

We all have a responsibly to keep our roads safe. When driving, ensure you know the road rules, drive to the conditions and be courteous and respectful to other drivers.

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