Horror holiday on roads
AN AVERAGE of almost one person per day has died on Queensland roads over the midyear school holidays this year, police figures reveal.
The preliminary police data shows there have been 12 deaths on Queensland’s roads since the state school holidays began on June 27, with the holiday period finishing on Sunday.
After a relatively peaceful start, with one reported road death on the first weekend of the holidays, the figures were bolstered by a string of fatalities over the weekend starting on July 3.
It comes on the back of a horror Easter holiday road toll, which was reported to be the worst on record after police recorded eight deaths on Queensland roads during a fiveday period.
Police data has the current road toll at 129 deaths this year, up from 109 at the same time last year.