Editorial: Road safety, it’s up to you

Editorial: TODAY is Fatality Free Friday, a day to remind us all about the dangers of driving on the road.

It's a day to urge all of us to drive safely and take extra care while on our region's dangerous roads.

Quite frankly I feel like a bit of a hypocrite writing this opinion because I'm not always the safest of drivers.

Just this week I received a ticket for speeding and I have been booked numerous times over my driving career for things that could endanger the lives of others.

I'm no saint that's for sure, but it stories like today's front page that should really bring home the road safety message.

Through no fault of her own a mum was killed on the Bruce Hwy at Two Mile last year.

Her life and her family destroyed by a young drug driver.

Yesterday the drug driver was sentenced to five years jail for his role in the tragedy. He will be out in 15 months.

To many people it's not long enough, and I sadly have to agree.

I know how I would feel if it was my loved one killed.

One thing is for sure, the story should make us all think twice about our actions on the road.

Gympie Times


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