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Fatal Five the focus this festive season

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says this year’s Christmas Road Safety campaign would involve a highly visible police presence and a series of targeted traffic operations across the state - including on highways in our region.

Commissioner Stewart says 40 people died and more than two thousand people were injured in traffic crashes during last year’s campaign.

He says there will be a boosted police presence on road networks with officers particularly targeting the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, fatigue and seat belts.

“Throughout the campaign, we’ll be rolling out a series of intelligence-driven traffic operations such as roadside driver testing for alcohol and drugs and speed enforcement on roads and highways in key high-risk areas," Commissioner Stewart said.

“There will be an increased police presence on Queensland roads, maintaining high visibility because being highly visible deters offences, realigns driver attention and provides a safe environment on our roads.”