Constable Andrew Kendall and Constable Tyler Roberts came up with the idea for Nanango Police event Take it to the Track last year.
Constable Andrew Kendall and Constable Tyler Roberts came up with the idea for Nanango Police event Take it to the Track last year. Will Hunter

Race the police at go-karting track

FOR the second time, the public will have the chance to go head to head with police on the go-kart track.

Take it to the Track is a concept thought up by Nanango Police last year, to promote road safety and encourage people who want to race to take it to the go-kart track and off the road.

The event is back on this Saturday, October 28, starting from 9am and going until 3pm.

Entry to the event is free, with plenty to see and do on the day.

Gold coin donations and 20 per cent of the go-karting profits will go to charities Police Legacy and the State Emergency Service.

Single go-karting will be $14 for a 10 minute session, double for an adult and child is $19 per 10 minute session.

All sessions will have two police officers racing against the public.

A South Burnett kart hire go-kart licence is required, and you can get this at the race track.

They cost $3.

Closed-in footwear is required for go-karting and people under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Other than the go-karting, there will be jumping castles and a sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.

If the weather is too wet the go-karting will be cancelled, but the other activities will still be on.

There will also be road safety displays and traffic crash display, distraction driver simulator, displays of latest police vehicles and equipment as well as a stopping distance display.

The go-kart track is on the D'Aguilar Highway south of Nanango.

Safety issue

IN 2015, 62 people died as a result of speed-related crashes in Queensland.

They account for more than one in four road deaths.

Speeding doesn't only refer to driving faster than the posted speed limit.

It also means driving too fast for the prevailing conditions without thinking about the vehicle's condition and capabilities or the driver's skill and experience.

For more information about road safety in Queensland go to the website, www.jointhedrive.qld.gov.au.

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