I WRITE to shine a spotlight on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (November 19), a day to remember the hundreds of Queenslanders killed on our roads every year.
As at November 12, Queensland has already seen a staggering 217 road-related fatalities - 11 more than at the same point last year. This needs to change.
Sadly, all too often I see the devastating impact that a moment's inattention on the road can have on individuals and families.
While we have an excellent CTP scheme that caters for those who suffer the loss of a dependent family member or suffer trauma witnessing a fatal accident, no amount of money can replace lost lives. The focus needs to be on prevention first.
I urge the community to slow down, obey the road rules and not drive distracted to ensure our loved ones get home at the end of the day.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers