Eidsvold police say violence not an answer
EIDSVOLD Police's officer-in-charge has cautioned a "minority of people” in the town against an increase in "anti-social behaviour”.
"Public arguments and physical violence is not the way to resolve any issues people may have with each other,” Senior Constable Geoff Price said.
"Remember to respect others, your culture/heritage, the community, and most importantly yourself.”
He said police can refer issues of domestic violence, neighbourhood disputes, elder abuse, parenting, and relationship counselling to local agencies for advice and guidance.
"(We) act as a referral agency only and have no involvement or association with any of the external agencies,” Snr Const Price said.
The station is open Wednesday, 8am-12pm.
With the shocking spate of recent deaths on our roads, Snr Const Price has also taken the opportunity to advise caution behind the wheel.
"As the colder months are hitting us there will be the annual influx of our southern friends on our roads migrating north from the colder southern states,” he said.
"This will mean an increase in vehicles and caravans on the highways and travelling through the small towns of the Central and North Burnett areas.
"With the already large numbers of logging, cattle, and other trucks on the highways, it is a timely reminder to ensure that you maintain safety on our roads.
"A large proportion of these interstate visitors will be grey nomads towing caravans and likely to be driving under the speed limit at certain points along their journey.
"If stuck behind a slow vehicle ensure you practice some patience and do not tail-gate or overtake when not safe to do so.
"Be careful to watch your speed as well and don't get into the habit of trying to make up time by driving faster once you get around the slow vehicles.”