THERE is a small group of people on the Fraser Coast hoping to meet as few people as possible this Easter break.

The Maryborough Police Road Policing Unit will be out in force on the roads from Thursday afternoon to ensure everyone gets to their destination safely.

Road Policing Unit officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tony McCarthy said police were hoping to see zero fatalities this Easter break.

"Unfortunately state wide last Easter we had several road fatalities," he said.

"We will do that by making sure we have maximum number of police officers patrolling our highways and suburban areas enforcing our road rules making sure people get to their destinations as they should, alive."

Snr Sgt McCarthy said road users had their own responsibilities when travelling.

"People need to drive to the conditions, including the climatic conditions, ensure that they obey all the road rules and most of all don't drive while they are fatigued, intoxicated or on drugs, ensure they wear a seatbelts," he said.

Police will place a special emphasis on speeding after the state government launched a campaign urging drivers to rethink their speed and slow down.



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