CENTRAL Queensland coal mining companies and vehicle rental groups have joined forces to promote improved road safety on regional highways.
The Mining Industry Road Safety Alliance (MIRSA) launched a Safe Driver Checklist in Mackay that will be distributed through rental car companies operating from airports in Mackay, Emerald and Moranbah.
The safety checklist is in the form of a rear view mirror ‘hanger’ that urges drivers to take five minutes before they set out on their journey to consider the distances they intend to drive.
The checklist urges motorists ensure they are alert to the task of driving the distance and decide where and when they will take a rest break.
“The involvement and support of rental car companies adds another dimension to the road safety activities now being undertaken in the region,” MIRSA coordinator Ian Dymock said.