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Road safety starts with us

Road safety is a collective responsibility that can only be fully achieved if all stakeholders, including motorists, make a commitment to ending the carnage.

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Queensland Road Safety Week took place in August, while Australia’s National Road Safety Week is just around the corner (15-22 November 2020).

With many people hitting the roads for the recent school holidays and Queenslanders being encouraged to explore their own backyard due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Fraser Coast Beacon magazine included a road safety feature in its October 2020 edition (Issue 12).

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I contributed the main article and looked at recent road statistics, how Queensland is faring compared to other Australian states and some of the measures put in place to try and reduce the number of crashes and road deaths.

You can read the full article online if you are out of the distribution area.

For those living on the Fraser Coast, you can pick up your free edition of the Beacon now.

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The Road Safe feature includes some handy information about ensuring your vehicles are in the safest condition possible, tips on how to avoid a breakdown, proper tyre care and defensive driving skills – among other things.

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It really is worth a read if you’re planning a trip or just use a vehicle for daily activities.

If you want to improve your own safety on the road – especially if travelling with children, you might want to check these products out:

Mothers Choice Avoro Convertible Car Seat Suitable Approx. 0-4 Years, Black

Mother’s Choice Air Protect Bliss Booster – We have personally used this booster seat. The seat is comfortable for the child – even on long trips, has an adjustable backrest, clips securely to the backseat and has two drink bottle holders on either side. The cover cleans easily, which is really important as your child gets older and lands up carrying more ‘stuff’ with them into the car – read beach sand.

InfaSecure Luxi II Astra Convertible Car Seat for 0 to 8 Years, Aqua

Maxi Cosi Mico Plus with ISO Infant Carrier – Nomad Black

For car seats, always ensure the one you choose is safe and meets the necessary safety regulations and standards. Carrying your most precious possession must be your top priority – buy a car seat you are happy with and is as safe as possible. Always ensure it is correctly installed and keep the manual.

Dash cams:

Garmin Dash Cam Mini, Car Key-Sized Dash Cam, 140-Degree Wide-Angle Lens, Captures 1080P HD Footage, Very Compact with Automatic Incident Detection and Recording

APEMAN Dual Dash Cam for Cars Front and Rear with Night Vision 1080P FHD Mini in Car Camera 170° Wide Angle Driving Recorder with G-Sensor, Parking Monitor, Loop Recording, WDR

Dash Cam MUSON Car Dash Cam 1080P Full HD 3.2-inch Dashboard Camera, Super Night Version with 170° Wide Angle, Loop Recording, G-Sensor Protection Dash Camera for Car, WDR, Parking Guard Car Camera Recorder

Emergency kit

Coocheer Car Emergency Kit, Multifunctional Roadside Assistance Safty Kit – First Aid Kit, Jumper Cables, Tow Rope, Triangle, Flashlight, Safety Hammer & More Ideal Survival Pack Accessories (40-In-1)

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Published by shaunryanmedia

Freelance journalist based in Queensland, Australia.

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