02 Dec Heed the signs – open your eyes and stay alive!
New road signs recently went up in the Murweh and Quilpie Shires, to assist in reminding people about some of the unique hazards when driving in the Outback. An initiative of ‘Stay on Track Outback’ and proudly supported by the local councils, travellers are now being encouraged en-route to continue to pay attention. Life-saving messages such as ‘Watch out for wildlife and roadkill’ and ‘Roadtrains operate in this area’ appear on the signs, along with link information to the project website. It is hoped the signs will serve as a timely reminder to travellers especially when they read a warning that is relevant to the area they are driving in. More signs are due to be installed in the RAPAD Council areas (Central West Queensland) in 2016. The project team hopes that a consistent message will be seen and heeded as people travel throughout outback Queensland.