Every life lost on Queensland roads is one too many, and the
road fatalities (majority are concentrated in the southeast)
cost our state’s economy billions of dollars – Source: Ex Police
Commissioner Bob Atkinson
Q. So how did we come across finding out that
Daylight Saving (where suited) is achieving 30% fewer fatal road
Roads & Traffic Authority Data
(NSW RTA advice was provided courtesy of the NSW Greens Party)
The compelling results on weekdays between 5 &
No, not yet
(NSW RTA figures were extracted between 2001 &
Total Reduction in Fatilities:
Down 42 = 30.21%
Imagine all the generations who avoid these fatalities thanks
to Daylight Saving over a period of 6 months P/A!
Q. So why should Southeast Queensland also gain
from such a life-saving benefit if it too observes Daylight
Saving like NSW?
the metropolitan region experiences similar sunrise
& sunset times like that of NSW according to this satellite
Pedestrian Safety Council of Australia backs the calls for
Daylight Saving to significantly reduce fatalities:
Why did QLD Abandon Daylight Saving?
Queensland’s politicians had state-wide Daylight Saving
abandoned partly due to the risks of pre-dawn road fatalities
taking place near rural schools outside the state’s southeast.
In the USA, Nixon was in trouble for this killing school
QLD MPs Must Now Prove They Are Not Making Southeast
Multiply The Tragedies:
Queensland’s LNP politicians must now prove that Southeast
Queensland without Daylight Saving is not actually multiplying
this very costly problem in the form of afternoon/evening
peak-hour fatalities costing more lives & taxpayers’ vital
What did QLD’s Assistant Commissioner of Police Say
About Our Road Fatalities?
Assistant Commissioner Peter Martin from Queensland Police said
“Each and every fatality costs something like $2 million dollars
based on the latest statistics, and serious injuries cost
something like $400,000.” – Source: Seven News 19.09.2012
LNP must trial Daylight Saving in Southeast Queensland as
their ‘Daylight Saving doesn’t save lives’ claim is false.