In Queensland between 2004 and 2010 almost one in seven road accident fatalities were related to fatigue. Some injuries and fatalities could be avoided if drowsy drivers didn’t get behind the wheel. The key to changing these shocking statistics are taking action when you’re fatigued and developing habits that promote better sleep.
While we don’t ever want to be involved in an accident, the fact remains that there may come a time when you will be. And if that day arrives, you want to be well prepared and to know what you need to do.
School holidays are half way through and during this time I have seen an increase of miniature motorbikes being ridden through local parks and on footpaths and roads. Miniature motorbikes as a toy for youth has sparked many a debate on various Facebook crime watch pages with some people complaining of the dangers and noise and other folks arguing that at least the youth are outside and not getting into mischief.
It is coming up to Easter school holidays and for many people it’s a time for relaxation and fun. There is chocolate to eat, holidays to go on and families to visit. It’s a busy time on the roads throughout Australia and with New South Wales bordering our sunny state, it is definitely a popular driving destination for many Queenslanders.
As a law firm, it is always easy to enjoy a media release from the Australian Lawyers Alliance. The latest article on the 20th of March 2017 highlights how insurance companies, particularly the RACQ are seeking to undermine the important review process that the Motor Accident and Insurance Commission (MAIC) has currently undertaken in regards to Queensland’s Comprehensive Third Party (CTP) scheme.