Police are warning drivers to take care on busy roads this long weekend.
Police are warning drivers to take care on busy roads this long weekend. Megan Pope

Fatality-free Easter challenge issued to drivers

FRASER Coast motorists have been put on notice after Police Minister Jack Dempsey warned drivers police will be out in force across the state this Easter.

Mr Dempsey said police would ensure drivers were obeying the road rules and keeping in mind the Fatal Five.

"This year's road toll has already reached a worrying high of 70, 15 more deaths on Queensland roads compared to the same time last year," he said. "This is unacceptable and I put a challenge out to all drivers in the coming days to make the Easter break fatality-free."

Fraser Coast Superintendent Mark Stiles said earlier this week crashes on the Fraser Coast should serve as a reminder to all motorists to exercise patience.

"With more vehicles on our roads and people travelling longer distances, it is important that motorists plan their trips carefully to ensure they have adequate rest breaks and sufficient travel time," he said.