Quad Bikes Recall

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Polaris is recalling thousands of children’s quad bikes following the discovery that 12 of their models have parts in them that may contain asbestos. The manufacturer says tests have found that asbestos may be present in brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers in 12 of its youth … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

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Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]

Police Hit the Road – Big Time

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If you had been thinking you’d noticed more Police on our roads and highways over the last week or so you’d be right…but in the immortal words of those 20th century philosophers, rock group, Bachman Turner Overdrive…“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Get ready to spot Police everywhere and be ready to … [Read more...]

Sad Event Sounds a Warning

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It was last Wednesday, when Blackall Police attended a remote location approximately 60 kilometres from the Blackall township - It was the scene of an horrific accident that has left Police wondering how anyone survived. A dual cab four-wheel drive vehicle had been involved in a rollover style … [Read more...]

Turn It On – But Safely

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Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace is urging us to develop a new approach to a favourite turn on. She has launched a safety campaign to better protect Queenslanders against electrical shock in their homes. The ‘One safety switch may not be enough’ campaign kicks off this week and … [Read more...]

Time for a Quad Safety Re-Think

Quad bike ride-ready

With Queensland claiming the sad mantle of being the state with 25% of the nation’s Quad Bike fatalities in 2015, it’s time, according to the Queensland Coroner’s Office for us to re-think quad safety. Peter DeWaard from the Coroner’s Office says mandatory helmet wearing is key. He says … [Read more...]

The Heat is On and The Warning is Out

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Firefighters are bracing for another hot and dry period with heightened temperatures and increased fire danger keeping Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) on alert. Rural Fire Service Assistant Commissioner Tom Dawson says high temperatures were continuing to cause erratic fire … [Read more...]

Keep School Zones in Focus

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Motorists be ready and aware!! The kids are heading back to school, so school zones apply to every school day for the next 10 weeks of term one and that means time to start watching our speed. It would seem we’re not all that good at watching the speedo in school zones and Police say we need … [Read more...]