Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Deadliest Time on Our Roads

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Deadliest Time on Our Roads

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CAROLYN BOOTH

JOURNALIST

carolyn.booth@news-mail.com.au

TELLING someone a family member won't be making it home for Christmas is the last thing our emergency services personnel want to do these holidays.

But the sad reality is lives will be lost and families will be left to pick up the pieces because the Christmas period is one of the most deadly on our roads.

Already this year 11 people have lost their lives in nine fatal crash across the Bundaberg Patrol Group area and police don't want to see that number climb.

Bundaberg Traffic Branch officer-in-charge Sergeant Marty Arnold said police were appealing for all drivers to slow down and be patient.

"Be concious of the fatal five and be aware that the Christmas period is the most dangerous time for the whole of the year," he said.

"There's more crashes and more fatalities this time of year than any other period."

Sgt Arnold said the sheer number of road users meant just a small error in judgement could have huge ramifications. …

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