Fire safety on the road
The bushfire season in Queensland generally occurs between late July and February. Transport and Main Roads urges all motorists to take care and drive safely.
Tips for safe driving around bushfires
To help stay safe on the road around bushfires:
- always avoid travelling in areas where bushfires are burning – driving during a bushfire is a last resort
- follow advice given by police or fire-fighters if roads are closed
- stay tuned to local radio for updates on fire conditions in your area.
If you are caught in the path of a bushfire:
- always u-turn and drive to safety
- notify the Fire Brigade of your location by phoning Triple Zero (000) if time permits
- look for your closest neighbourhood safer place
- turn on your headlights and hazard lights, as thick smoke may make visibility difficult on the road and leave the engine running so the headlights don’t flatten the battery
- close all air vents and windows.
For further information about fire safety on the road see the guide for travelling in Queensland during bushfire season brochure.