Banning motorists from using rest stops is reckless and irresponsible by Labor
Queensland’s road toll is alarming high and fatigue is one of the Fatal 5.
A driver who has been awake for 17 hours has a driving ability similar to a driver with blood alcohol concentration of 0.05.
People driving long distances must feel like they have a safe place they can pull up and recover.
When we need to encourage more domestic and drive tourism, Labor shouldn’t be fining grey nomads or holiday makers just trying to stay safe on our roads.
I can understand the concerns in the trucking industry.
Labor should be building more rest stops, not banning motorists from using them.
An LNP government would deliver a budget in the first 100 days of government that invests in the infrastructure Queensland needs.
Road toll statistics
Queensland has had 180 road fatalities this year – which is already more than 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2015. It’s only September.
Even with Coronavirus the road toll is 20% higher this year compared to last year and is up over 7% on the long run average.
Fatigue related crashes are up over 8% compared to last year.