West Moreton LASN Senior operation supervisor Mark Nugent urges drivers to be safe on our roads this Fatality Free Friday.
West Moreton LASN Senior operation supervisor Mark Nugent urges drivers to be safe on our roads this Fatality Free Friday. Rob Williams

'Take care': QAS issues message after tragic week

ROAD users are urged to take care on the roads and to take the journey as safe as possible.

This is the message Queensland Ambulance Service has for motorists this Fatality Free Friday.

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West Moreton Senior Operations Supervisor Mark Nugent said tragically a number of lives of Queenslanders had been lost this week.

"This week has absolutely been sadly one of the most confronting and tragic weeks on our roads," he said.

Tragically, seven people were killed on South Burnett roads over six days this week.

Mr Nugent said there were many things drivers could do to ensure their journey on the roads was safer.

"We do need to remember to not speed, as every kilometre over matters and counts," he said.

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Drivers should plan their journey to and from social events to avoid drink driving.

"Stay alert, make sure you are always aware of your surroundings," Mr Nugent said.

Motorists should not be talking on the phone or have other devices which will be a distraction.

"When you plan your journey, if possible, make sure your journey is planned with plenty of daylight, this will improve your ability to see all of your environment," he said.

Drivers should also make sure there is plenty of space between the other road users and to not make any unnecessary risks on the roads.

Mr Nugent urged drivers to be aware of fatigue.

"Make sure you are always rested before you start your journey, and have rest pauses and breaks to avoid any fatigue issues," he said.

If drivers do witness an accident, QAS urges them to remain calm.

"Contact 000 immediately and provide the best details and location available to you," Mr Nugent said.