It's Queensland Road Safety Week and Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey encourages everyone to “sign up for road safety”.
Mayor Dempsey, the State Government and emergency services are urging everyone to get involved by creating and sharing road safety messages.
“One accident is one too many,” he said.
“We all need to drive responsibly, stay alert, respect other drivers and beware of hazards.
“As a former police officer I feel for everyone who has to attend the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
“It's not just the drivers and their passengers who are impacted; it's the first responders, nurses and doctors, family, friends and loved ones.”
Bundaberg emergency services and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue are coming together to drive home important safety messages and will launch Queensland Road Safety Week 2020 today.
Local police officers, paramedics, firefighters and helicopter rescue crews are presenting a united front to prevent crashes and save lives.
Motor vehicle accidents were the top mission type for the Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, throughout 2019-20 with crews being called to 44 crashes.
2019-2020 was a record financial year for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s community helicopters, air ambulance jets and critical care doctors, performing 6333 lifesaving missions.
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