‘Be a mate’ to make Queensland roads safer

Leave a 2-second gap while driving

We’re calling on you to ‘be a mate’ to make Queensland roads safer.

Almost two-thirds of drivers follow the vehicle in front of them too closely and rear-end crashes are the most common crash type in Queensland.

It’s not all bad news, though. You can be a courteous driver to prevent unnecessary crashes. It’s easy to ‘be a mate’ on the road:

  1. Don’t tailgate. Leave a 2-second gap between you and the vehicle in front of you. This gives you enough time to brake or respond when you need to.
  2. Concentrate. Pay attention while driving. Distraction is the greatest cause of road crashes, so avoid checking your phone, snacking or gazing out the window.
  3. Anticipate. Watch out for changes in your surroundings. Things can change quickly on the road, but anticipating changes gives yourself enough time to respond.

Learn more about how to be a mate.

Last modified 13 November 2018