Road Users across the region are being urged to pay particular attention to road safety ahead of Fatality Free Friday next week.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says he’s deeply concerned this year’s road toll was higher than at the same time last year.
As of Wednesday, of this week 87 people had already lost their lives on Queensland roads, seven more than this time last year.
Australian Road Safety Foundation founder and CEO Russell White says the reality is that more often than not, the tragic loss of life on our roads happens because of someone’s choice.
‘‘People choose to speed, use a mobile phone, drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, to not wear a seatbelt or run a red light.
“We know drink driving remains one of the major causes of death and serious injuries on Queensland roads.”
‘‘I’d urge all Queenslanders to make the Fatality Free Friday pledge by visiting fatilityfreefriday.com.’’