Even the Easter Bunny buckles up

Published on 06 April 2023

Easter Bunny

Rockhampton Regional Council is urging road users to keep road safety front of mind these school holidays.

Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Tony Williams is reminding road users and motorists there are no excuses when it comes to road safety.

“Like other areas in Queensland, the Rockhampton Region will see an increased number of road users over the school holidays,” Mayor Williams said.

“The holidays are a fantastic time to get out and about, explore our region and see what is on offer, but road safety must come first.

Infrastructure Councillor Ellen Smith said road safety is everyone’s responsibility, but it starts with you.

“Every decision you make behind the wheel this Easter holidays, counts,” Cr Smith said.

“Our region also has some fantastic off-road areas to explore however with several rural and unsealed roads, we want to remind users to drive to the road conditions.

“Don’t speed or drive affected by drugs or alcohol and take care of your mates.

“With a higher number of road users, we want to make sure you return home safe. I am certain the Easter bunny avoids the ‘fatal five’ when dropping off choccies.

“The fatal five includes speeding, drink or drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, driving tired and distracted driving.

“We wish everyone a happy Easter and a safe and wonderful holiday break.”