Safety first: Fatigue & Speed Kills

WANTING PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OVER THE HOLIDAYS… Emergency workers encourage drivers to stay safe, Shepparton Search and Rescue senior officer, Stuart Zanelli, Ambulance Victoria, paramedic support, Norieul Kinross, GMCU CEO, Melissa Ralph, Shepparton Search and Rescue, commander, Stan Jezewski, Victoria Police senior sergeant, David Gillespie. Photo: Steve Hutcheson

DURING the holiday break, it is important that we all take extra care on the roads to ensure the safety of our loved ones, the wider community and ourselves. Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police, SES and CFA have partnered with GMCU, Triple M and The Adviser to launch the annual ‘Fatigue & Speed Kills’ campaign to ensure the welfare of all during the Christmas break.

Last year, 12 lives were lost on our roads during the Christmas and New Year period. This is why drivers are being urged to take a break and stay awake this festive season.

GMCU CEO, Melissa Ralph said, “Doing what we can to keep local families safe on our roads, especially over the holiday breaks, is something the GMCU team are passionate about and why we have continued to run these road safety campaigns along with The Adviser for many years. 

“We wish all our members and communities a very happy and safe festive season.”

Locals die on local roads and one death is way too many. Please be patient and take a break when travelling to your destinations during the Christmas and summer holidays.

Senior Sergeant David Gillespie from Victoria Police, Shepparton said, “ I would like to ask drivers to slow down on the roads over the break and particularly when passing emergency workers engaged in their work on the roads.”