BE AWARE: Now school is back, more children will be out and about.
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LETTER: Drivers need to be aware school is back

QUEENSLAND schools are back this week and with this comes the need for greater caution on our roads.

It also creates a need to help educate and prepare the region's children about the importance of road safety.

Already in 2017 Queensland has had 13 fatalities on our roads - four more than at the same time last year.

With school returning, more children may be out walking and riding on our roads.

This is why it is important for all road-users to take proper precautions to ensure children are not put at risk.

Sadly we too often see the devastating impact that a moment's inattention on the road can have on both individuals as well as families.

Education at all ages is the key to reducing Queensland's road toll.

But, most importantly, drivers on our roads must also each take responsibility to try and prevent accidents from occurring in the first place.

JAMES GODDARD

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Ipswich



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