QLD police want creative kids to share road safety message

THE masterpieces of Queensland's budding young artists will feature as part of a new social media road safety campaign aimed at curbing their parent's bad driving habits.

Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said the 'Your kids are telling you…' campaign would tap into the unique and frank way children often unintentionally called out their parents' bad behaviour.

"After the absolutely horrible Easter on our roads, the Palaszczuk Government urgently convened the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum and one of the issues raised was about engaging with our kids about road safety from a young age," she said.

Ms Donaldson has put the call out to schools across the region to get involved.

"We want to find out what our local kids think is the most important aspect of road safety - and then we want them to design an awareness poster for the QPS to use on social media," she said.

"There are two categories - Prep to Year 3 and Year 4 to Year 6 - and the posters can be about any aspect of road safety.

"Principals will be able to submit their school's entries on the MyPolice blog.

"Five winning posters from each category will be selected and will form part of the campaign which will run on the QPS Facebook and Twitter accounts during the winter school holidays."

The deadline for submissions is 5pm June 19 at http://www.mypolice.qld.gov.au

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