Tips for enjoying a safer vacation road trip

Ipswich Police would like to remind you that every decision you make while driving during the Easter holidays matters.

Everyone is eager to get to their vacation destination, but it is important to ensure that motorists drive in the conditions and avoid driving tired.

There will be increased traffic on our roads, across the state.

You can expect to see police anywhere, anytime, with officers conducting roadside operations and patrolling our roads.

Traveling can mean driving on unfamiliar roads and through a variety of environments and weather events.

So consider:

  • Whether you’re driving day or night, be sure to drive according to the conditions.
  • Be patient and plan your trip before you leave home.
  • Everyone has a place to go, don’t let a moment of frustration put you, your passengers and other road users at risk.
  • Share the road with all road users.
  • Don’t drive tired – take a break every two hours for at least 15 minutes and switch drivers if you can.
  • Do not speed or drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Don’t be distracted by your cell phone – place it out of sight. Configure your mobile not to receive notifications while driving.
  • Remove all distractions for safe driving.

Be street smart and avoid the Fatal Five – speeding, drunk/drug driving, tired driving, distractions and always wear a seatbelt.

Over the 2021 Easter long weekend we have seen six lives lost on Queensland’s roads and so far this year we have already lost far too many lives to road accidents.

Road safety is everyone’s business. Every decision you make behind the wheel during the Easter holidays counts.

For more information on safe driving these holidays, visit Streetsmarts.