A photo of a car and truck collision at Bangalow, supplied by Tweed Byron LAC.
A photo of a car and truck collision at Bangalow, supplied by Tweed Byron LAC. Contributed

Cops to show carnage at Jack Evans Boat Harbour

TWEED Byron Police are calling on the community to check out an upcoming regional road safety show at Jack Evans Boat Harbour during the school holidays.

On Thursday, July 7, residents including children are encouraged to attend a free, interactive car safety display which will include dramatic car wrecks from real crashes while Volunteer Rescue Association personnel will also demonstrate the cutting up of a car.

Tweed Byron LAC Detective Chief Inspector Brendon Cullen said the purpose of the show was to put an end to the tragic and often avoidable loss of life on our roads.

“There will be a couple of vehicles that have been crashed at 60km or 100km, to show the impact of speed and there will be audio visual explanation to go along with those cars,” Det Chief Insp Cullen said.

“We’re using Jack Evans Boast Harbour because we get a lot of people travelling long distances, entering Queensland through Tweed, and that’s when fatigue can set in and collisions happen.”

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander and Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said the show at Tweed follows stops at Orana, the Mid North Coast and Coffs Clarence, Cootamundra, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley.

“This regional campaign is aimed at encouraging all communities within the state to join us in sharing the responsibility of reducing road trauma,” he said.

Det Chief Insp Cullen said children on school holidays will also be able to see a fire truck and receive free goodie bags.

What: Interactive police road safety show

When: 7 July 2016, 11am

Where: Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Boundary Street, Tweed Heads



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