Motorists reminded about dangers
IN a tragic lead-in to World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, five Queenslanders died on the state's roads on Friday, three of them teenagers.
Yesterday was the internationally recognised day, on which all those killed and injured in road crashes are remembered, together with their families, the emergency services and all others affected by or involved in the aftermath.
A staggering 231 people have died on Queensland roads so far in 2011, and police are urging motorists to be vigilant to help prevent the list from growing.
Everyone can take action to prevent the road toll from rising.
Police are reminding motorists to drive safely, plan their trips, and remember the Fatal Four causes of fatal and serious crashes.
The dangers for motorists to avoid are speeding, drink and drug driving, driving tired and not wearing a seatbelt.