TAKE THE PLEDGE: Ron Mitchell, Kent Freeman, Brendan Florance and Wayne Crofts want drivers to make the pledge to drive with caution and help reduce the carnage on the region's roads.
TAKE THE PLEDGE: Ron Mitchell, Kent Freeman, Brendan Florance and Wayne Crofts want drivers to make the pledge to drive with caution and help reduce the carnage on the region's roads. Felicity Ripper

Free barbecue to spread Fatality Free Friday awareness

NORTH Burnett Fire Commander Kent Freeman said the region's emergency service workers were desperate for a reduction in the carnage on the region's roads.

In an endeavour to reduce the road toll, emergency services and Transport and Main Roads representatives will host a barbecue breakfast next Tuesday, promoting Fatality Free Friday.

"All of the emergency services get involved in this event because we all respond to emergencies on our roads,” Mr Freeman said.

"We want people to help in reducing the amount of road trauma we see.”

The event, to be held at Gayndah Fire Station, will ask residents to make a pledge to take caution when driving.

This year Fatality Free Friday asks drivers to promise to always be fit to drive, stay focused on the road, scan the road ahead, keep a safe distance and drive to suit the conditions.

"In particular, I hope people get the message to slow down and to not drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,” Mr Freeman said.

In return for making the pledge, drivers will receive a campaign keyring and a free barbecue breakfast.

Everyone is welcome to join the event from 7.30-9.30am at the fire station.


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