POLICE have warned they will be out in force this Christmas period to ensure motorists are sticking to the road rules.
Maryborough Patrol Group Road Policing Unit Senior Constable Josh Churchward said police would be specifically targeting the Fatal Five - drink and drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, driving distracted and driving tired.
"As far as we are concerned every available police officer will be out on the road doing our best to ensure that everybody gets to their destination safely," he said.
Snr Const Churchward said the Maryborough RPU had an almost fatality free year with just one fatality in the region.
An elderly man died two weeks after a crash on the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd near Dundathu about 1pm on November 6.
"One death is still one too many and it is still means that family will be without a loved one at Christmas time," Snr Const Churchward said.
The annual Christmas road safety campaign starts on Friday.
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