Ed's view: Take care on the road

TWO men were extremely lucky yesterday at Stanthorpe to survive separate lightning strikes.

While such incidents are not commonplace yesterday's are a reminder to take simple, basic precautions when electrical storms are happening.

These include seeking shelter, avoiding tall objects such as isolated trees and staying away from devices with conductive material such as phones and computer equipment. Sounds obvious but worth keeping in mind, particularly where children are concerned.

Likewise, the current spell of wet weather coinciding with the official start of the holidays will add to the risk on the road.

The last thing I and our reporters want to have to do these Christmas holidays is head to any kind of road incident - and that of course also goes for our emergency services.

Please take care if driving long distances in the coming days and make this summer season a happy and safe one.



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