QUEENSLAND’S peak motoring body has urged drivers to ‘take it slow’ on the roads this festive season.
Seventy-one people have lost their lives in crashes in Queensland over the Christmas break since 2007.
RACQ today launched its ‘Take it Slow’ Christmas road safety campaign to help spread the message.
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Spokesperson Clare Hunter said it was important motorists slowed down and were aware of the Fatal Five.
“As the end of the year fast approaches, our message this Christmas is simple: since we’ve all got places to go, take it slow, take it slow, take it slow,” Ms Hunter said.
“We’re calling on all Queenslanders to take the Fatal Five – Speed, Drug and Drink Driving, Fatigue, Seatbelts and Distraction – very seriously to avoid senseless tragedy on our roads.
“Every life lost on our roads is heartbreaking and has a devastating ripple effect on the victim’s immediate and extended family.”