Don't let Easter end in tragedy

RACQ has pleaded with motorists to travel home safely on Easter Monday after a fatality-free long weekend on Queensland roads.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the Easter long weekend was traditionally a high-risk time to travel.

“The Easter weekend is always busy on Queensland roads with many motorists taking advantage of the short break to take a road trip,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The Bruce Highway is already congested this morning. We know the usual hotspots and people should expect them to be slow moving most of the day.

“We ask motorists to pack their patience to ensure their trip home is a safe one.”

Ms Ritchie reminded motorists to beware of the Fatal Five.

“The Fatal Five have been named for a reason; these are the top five killers on Queensland roads,” she said.

“Distraction, drink or drug driving, fatigue, speeding or driving without a seatbelt are all extremely dangerous behaviours.

“Motorists should not get behind the wheel unless they are sure they are up to the task.”