Operation Flash Mob - 299
Last updated 18/06/2010
|A sea of people silently converged on locations across the state at 1pm on November 10 to highlight the number of Queenslanders who have died on our state’s roads this year.
A minutes silence was held in King George Square, Brisbane and other locations around the state to mark the approach of 299 deaths.
In addition to the event at King George Square, people gathered at the Lagoon Esplanade at Cairns, Kirwin State High School, Central Queensland University in North Rockhampton, Cotton Tree Park at Maroochydore, Robina State High School and the St Savior’s College, Neil Street in Toowoomba.
At King George Square Brisbane, 299 people wore white hats to represent the human cost the road toll has on the Community in Queensland, while at regional events the sea of white was interspersed with red hats, depicting the loss of life in the region.
These events were aimed to raise awareness of the human cost that traffic crashes have on the community and that each one of these hats represents someone’s family member, loved one or friend who will never come home.
Commissioner Atkinson with the
Police Minister Neil Roberts MP