Drive to Stay Alive steps up
THE FRASER Coast Chronicle's Drive 2 Stay Alive campaign will be stepped up in the build-up to Christmas with motorists across the state invited to take the safer driving pledge.
The APN Newspaper group, with the support of Suncorp, will invite everyone from highly experienced drivers to aspiring drivers to commit not to speed, to know the rules of the road, to know their limitations, to be more patient and never to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The announcement comes on the back of the Fraser Coast Chronicle campaign launched earlier this month in the wake of a spate of fatal road crashes on our roads.
The campaign has already received support from grieving family and friends of Emma Butters, Brittney Rose Kelley and George Kotis who died on our roads during the last three months.
The Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit and Queensland Fire and Rescue gave their backing to the campaign, as did Rotary groups, students and councillor Anne Nioa who survived a fatal crash at Dundathu in June.
To take the Drive 2 Stay Alive pledge, all you have to do is log on to www.frasercoast chronicle.com.au, click on the Drive 2 Stay Alive logo and follow the links.
By taking the pledge drivers and future drivers make a personal and public commitment to follow the rules and to practise safer driving habits.
The Fraser Coast Chronicle is aiming to get up to 10,000 better drivers using Fraser Coast roads in the belief that lives will be saved through this collective effort.
As part of the expanded campaign, a glove box guide to safer driving will be published across the APN group.