The Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign for 2020 commenced on December 9 and will run until Friday, January 29.
This period of the year is traditionally a busy time on the roads as families travel to and from holiday destinations.
The purpose of the campaign is to improve road safety, reduce the number of serious traffic crash incidents and provide a safer environment for all road users.
The final phase of the campaign will encompass the first week of the back-to-school period.
"I would like to remind all road users that road safety is everyone's responsibility, abide by the road rules," Sergeant Paul Quinlan of the Mount Isa Road Policing Unit said.
"We have to share the roads with others, so please be courteous and show tolerance to other road users. Doing these things will contribute in ensuring we all arrive at our destination safely."
As part of the Christmas Road Safety campaign, police will be increasing their presence on Mount Isa roads and enforcement of the Fatal Five: speeding, drink driving, seat belts, driver distraction and fatigue.
Queensland Police will also be encouraging the community and road users to adopt safer driving behaviours and to encourage compliance with road rules.
"Keeping our roads safe, especially at Christmas, is a police priority," Superintendent Rhys Newton said.
"You will see police on our roads and drivers can expect to be breath tested anytime, and anywhere.
"Please plan your celebrations to ensure that you don't drink and drive."
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