WITH thousands of trucks passing through the heart of Toowoomba daily, coupled with holiday traffic madness it is more important than ever to be safe on our roads.

Queensland Police Service Christmas Road Safety Campaign involves a highly visible police presence and a series of targeted traffic operations across the state.

Commissioner Ian Stewart said we must do everything we can to reduce the trauma on our roads.

"We know the devastating impact traffic crashes have across the community," he said.

"No matter where you are in Queensland, 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.

A video shared on Dash Cam Owners Australia is also sending out the Christmas safety warning.
A video shared on Dash Cam Owners Australia is also sending out the Christmas safety warning. Contributed

"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."

A video shared on Dash Cam Owners Australia is also sending out the Christmas safety warning.

It shows a truck driving along a highway when a car attempts to over take it, not realising there are two cars heading straight towards it.

The truck has to swerve off the road, allowing the car to makes its way back into the correct lane so it doesn't collide with the two oncoming cars.

With more than 115,000 views, it is a stark reminder to be extra cautious on the roads this Christmas whether you are driving along a highway or through the middle of town.

FAST FACTS

  • 1 in 5 road fatalities involved a speeding driver
  • 1 in 4 road fatalities involved a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • 40 fatalities and 2171 people injured from traffic crashes during last year's 50-day campaign
  • 506 000 RBTs and 7842 drug tests were conducted during last year's campaign
  • $378 and three demerit points is the current first offence fine for using your mobile phone while operating a vehicle
     

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