Don't become another statistic.
Don't become another statistic. Paul Braven GLA200615CRASH

COMMMENT: Don't become another road statistic

AT A time of year when we embrace human generosity, love and family, there are many who will be reflecting on those dear to them who have been left behind.

There's a good reason that police, governments and emergency services urge us all so strongly to take care on the roads at this time of year.

It is because they are all too aware of the heartache that comes with road tragedy - especially at Christmas.

It is also why the Queensland Times is on board with the Department of Transport and Main Roads' Give...Don't Grieve campaign during the holidays.

As we know, this is the time of year when many Ipswich residents will be packing the car and heading away.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be taking a closer look at the importance of remembering the fatal five, while also profiling some of the people whose lives have been torn apart by road trauma.

Just as importantly, we will be talking to the emergency services heroes who deal with fatal crashes on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.

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