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Politicians sign Fatal Five pledge

STOP IN THE NAME OF LIFE: Acting Mayor Tony Perrett and Gympie MP David Gibson sign on against the Fatal Five.
STOP IN THE NAME OF LIFE: Acting Mayor Tony Perrett and Gympie MP David Gibson sign on against the Fatal Five.

GYMPIE leaders are taking the pledge to drive to arrive and stop the Fatal Five.

Gympie MP David Gibson and Gympie Regional Council Acting Mayor Tony Perrett were two of many drivers to join the state-wide push to lower the road toll.

The pledge comes as families set out on the traditional school holiday drive and Gympie region residents have been being urged by police to pay attention on the roads as things get busy.

Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey has joined Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to launch Operation Spring Break 2014, a coordinated state-wide holiday initiative.

Mr Dempsey said the extra traffic brought with it the potential for more crashes, so emergency services were urging families and all commuters get to and from their destination safely.

"One fatality this school holiday period will be one too many," he said, saying motorists should expect more police on the roads over the next two weeks as police reinforce the road safety message.

Topics:  david gibson fatal five pledge road fatalities tony perrett

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