The City of Logan Mayor Darren Power has called on motorists to put road safety first to reverse the city’s tragic road toll.

Twelve people have died on Logan roads this year, seven more than the same time last year.

This comes despite reduced traffic volumes as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year.

Cr Power said Queensland Road Safety Week (QRSW) is a good time for drivers to reflect on their behaviour.

“It’s tragic that 12 lives have been lost in Logan this year and unless attitudes change that number will rise,” Cr Power said.

“I’m urging everyone to think about how their actions on the road could affect their lives and the lives of others.

“Through the challenges of COVID-19, most Logan residents have done the right thing by the community.

“I hope that civic-mindedness continues on our roads.”

City Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Councillor Teresa Lane said bad behaviours such as speeding, tailgating and running red lights are responsible for a large portion all serious crashes.

“Unfortunately drivers with bad habits and bad attitudes increase the likelihood of a crash and its time to call them out,” Cr Lane said.

As part of QRSW Transport and Main Roads is encouraging drivers to ‘Sign up for Road Safety’ by putting up a sign sharing a road safety message, then taking a photo and sending it to streetsmarts@tmr.qld.gov.au.

SafeRoads4Logan is a partnership between Logan City Council, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Health and RACQ.

SafeRoads4Logan is designed to keep our roads, roadsides and road users safe.

Its vision is to create a city where everyone can travel in safety, respect the rights of others and behave responsibly.

Visit logan.qld.gov.au/saferoads4logan-2 for more information on helping lower our road toll.

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