Police are urging drivers heading off on winter school holidays to take it easy on the roads as Operation Cold Snap kicks off for 2018.
Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating has launched the operation today which will run from June 29 to July 20.
Cold Snap will focus on the fatal five – the most common killers on Queensland roads – which are speeding, drink and drug driving, fatigue, inattention and seat belt use.
Tragically, 116 people have lost their lives in traffic crashes on Queensland’s roads so far this year.
Assistant Commissioner Keating says that has to stop.
“Extra officers would target the Fatal Five over the school holiday period with a high visibility presence on the roads.”
“There will be an increased police presence on the state’s road networks over the next three weeks, with officers maintaining high visibility in order to discourage the contributing factors of road trauma.”
“Drivers should be aware of these risk factors to avoid endangering their own life, those of other people in the vehicle and the lives of other road users.”