The State’s road toll now sits at 130 – six higher than this time last year.
RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said all motorists needed to take responsibility for the safety of themselves and others when behind the wheel.
“During school holidays we often see more people than usual using our regional roads and often travelling in areas unfamiliar to them,” Ms Hunter said.
“Before you leave home, think about your journey – where you’re going to stop, when you’re going to leave, and if there are any changed road conditions to be aware of.”
Police advised they would make their presence felt on Queensland roads through Operation Cold Snap, and would target drivers who showed signs of the ‘Fatal Five’ – drink and drug driving, distraction, fatigue, failing to wear a seatbelt, and speeding.
“These are the leading causes of death and serious injury on our roads at all times of the year, not just during the school holidays,” Ms Hunter said.
“Don’t let carelessness get in the way of what should be a joyful time of year – get the basics right, and ensure you get home safely this week.”