Earlier in the week, Minister Mark Bailey released his road safety message to Queenslanders “Put safety first to save lives on Queensland roads”
Minister Bailey said “.. we all have a role to play in making in our roads safer. Last year, 245 people died on our roads and more than 6,700 people were hospitalised due to crashes. While the number of deaths on roads for 2019 to-date is the lowest in five years, north and far north Queensland continues to be over-represented. Queensland Road Safety Week serves to highlight the role each and everyone one of us has in looking out for one another. One poor decision or moment of inattention can have tragic and life-changing consequences. Whether you’re a motorist, bike rider or pedestrian, if you put safety first by staying focused and obeying the road rules, you will save a life – either your own, or that of someone else.”
Young’s Bus Service has been putting the safety of the community and its passengers first for the last 70 years. Operations Manager Phil Young said “We always invest in the latest technology and ensure our staff are held to the highest standard. We want passengers to feel safe and comfortable when they travel with us. Our entire bus fleet is tracked in real time and capture a significant amount of data. They’re even one of the safest places to be in a natural disaster because the buses are fitted with full roll over protection.”
With a new website currently under construction, Young’s Bus Service also invests significant resources in creating and sharing online content. We recently created an article about using the DO NOT disturb feature on your mobile phone and in 2018 launched our very own Always #LookUp campaign. Our school newsletter The Young’s Chronicle also sends important information to school’s across the region about various topics including student safety. Earlier in the year we purchased two brand new buses for dedicated to school routes along the Capricorn Coast.
We’re definitely doing our bit to put safety first on Queensland roads. What can you do to make a difference?