THE state’s Easter road safety campaign from April 2 to midnight April 24 will focus on the fatal five.
The five most common killers on Queensland roads are speeding, drink and drug driving, fatigue, inattention and (lack of) seat belt use.
Roads are traditionally busy during the Easter holidays as people often travel long distances in relatively short time frames.
Fatigue often plays a part in these journeys so drivers are being urged to take regular breaks.
In 2014 the road toll in Queensland was 223, the lowest since records began. So far in 2015 the road toll currently stands at 44, which is two less than the same time last year.
The road toll decrease over the past five years shows individuals can make a difference.
If individual drivers pay attention, don’t speed and drive to the conditions, lives will be saved.
Road Safety is a shared responsibility – everyone must play their part, whether it is by complying with the road rules, enforcing them, or educating others in safe behaviours.