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Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

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.

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