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Road safety warning as fatalities rise


Locals are being urged to brush up on the 'fatal five' this Road Safety Week, following an increase in fatal crashes.

233 lives have been lost in crashes on Queensland roads, 38 more road fatalities than this time last year.

Speeding, driving under the influence, not using seatbelts, driver fatigue and distraction are all major factors to serious road incidents.

Officer in Charge of Rockhampton's Road Policing Unit Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater says it's all about giving yourself the best opportunity to make the best decisions.

"Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in fatal crashes and even when we talk about some of our serious injury crashes, they have ongoing impacts," Sergeant Findlater said.

"Driving to the conditions, being aware of what's going on around you, concentrating fully on what you're doing ... and if we can get everyone to do that we would make a significant impact on the amount of road trauma that we're seeing."