Unique campaign aims to ensure safety message sticks
"WE ARE sick of giving people the message that somebody has died or someone they know has been seriously injured.”
Those are the words of Kingaroy officer-in-charge, Senior Sergeant David Tierney, who is hoping a new campaign will make the road safety message stick.
Snr Sgt Tierney is encouraging the region's motorists to place a road safety bumper sticker on their vehicles which states, "Please drive carefully. Get home safe”.
"It's a different way to promote road safety,” he said.
"The traditional ways don't seem to be working.”
Kingaroy's top cop said there were many benefits to be gained by placing the road safety sticker on your car.
It will raise funds for road safety awareness in the region, and keep driver safety front of mind.
"You might be sitting at the lights and a driver in front has the sticker, it will hopefully stop you picking up your phone,” he said.
"It will ring a bell to not do that.”
The stickers are available for a gold coin donation.
You can pick yours up at the South Burnett Times office, the Kingaroy Police Station and at all Kingaroy car dealerships. More businesses will stock the stickers soon.
"We encourage everyone to get on board,” Snr Sgt Tierney said.