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Urgent warning to Aussie families

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Police launched a massive Easter Road Safety campaign in a press conference on Friday as the state braces for increased travel during the school holiday period. Minister Police and Corrective Services and Minister Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan said holiday goers can expect to see police patrolling the roads “anywhere and everywhere” across the state. “While you can expect to see police anywhere, anytime, it is so important for everyone to do what they can to ensure a safe drive.” he said. “It only takes one poor decision for these holidays to end in disaster for you, your family or other road users.”The warning follows last year’s Easter long weekend which saw more than 20 people killed on the roads – six in Queensland. The state also fell victim to 105 crashes during Easter in 2021. In that period, police conducted 1298 roadside drug tests, with 219 drivers issued fines. There were more than 4700 infringement notices, including 2349 speeding offences.Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus said while safety is a top priority, the roads are everyone’s responsibility. “There will be increased traffic on our roads, all throughout the state,” he said. “One life lost is too many. Help us make sure there is no dampener on this holiday period for you or your loved ones.” Authorities have urged those driving on unfamiliar roads to take regular breaks and drive to the conditions and speed limits.

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