The variety of pedestrians killed on Queensland roads has greater than doubled year-on-year, prompting the state’s peak motoring physique to plead with drivers to take extra care.
Since January 1, 18 pedestrians have been killed on Queensland roads, which is a 125 per cent per improve over the identical interval in 2019 when eight lives have been misplaced.
RACQ spokeswoman Lauren Ritchie stated the fatality determine was alarming given the discount in visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“While 18 might not seem like a huge number to some, we must remember we’re talking about lives here,” Ms Ritchie stated in a press release.
“That’s 18 families that have had to deal with the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one.”
She referred to as on pedestrians to be affected person at intersections and to cross a highway on the appropriate location and solely when it’s protected to take action.
Also inflicting alarm is that biking fatalities have doubled with 4 cyclists shedding their lives in 2020 in contrast with two in 2019.
It’s the very best 12 months to this point toll since 2016.
Ms Richie needed motorists to stick to leaving a one-metre hole when passing a bicycle owner and solely proceed when it’s protected to take action.
“Practising some patience could save someone’s life.”