Police and Easter Bilby visit Kalkie State School

Kalkie police visit
Bundaberg Police visited Kalkie State School today to promote Easter road safety.

Bundaberg Police showed their softer side today when they visited Kalkie State School to spread Easter cheer and talk about road safety.

Senior Constable Mick Gray and the Easter Bilby participated in the school's Easter bonnet parade.

The Easter Bilby helped Bundaberg Police convey the important message to be safe on our roads during the holiday period.

The students between prep and grade three showed examples of Easter creativity and excitement for their upcoming holiday plans.

Senior Constable Gray urged everyone to be vigilant on the roads.

Easter road safety campaign begins

Easter Bilby
Senior Constable Mick Gray and the Easter Bilby visited Kalkie State School.

Police Minister Mark Ryan joined Commissioner Ian Stewart and other emergency services today to mark the start of the Easter road safety campaign.

From today until April 26, Police will coordinate a statewide traffic policing operation designed to reduce the number of serious injuries, fatal traffic crashes and road related crime.

The campaign includes strategies such as a highly visible police presence on highways and roads, targeted operations at locations where an increase in road users is likely, and static and mobile roadside driver testing regarding alcohol and/or drugs.

Commissioner Stewart said research showed that a high police presence on major road networks during peak holiday periods provided community reassurance and served as a deterrent to those engaging in high-risk behaviour.

“Officers will be out in force conducting roadside testing for drugs and alcohol, as well as covert and overt speed enforcement in high-risk zones,” he said.

“From today until April 26, anyone travelling on the state’s highways can expect to encounter police.”