Bundaberg police are pleading with drivers to take extra care and go slow when on the road over Easter following a huge spike in deaths.
Seventy-four lives have been lost on Queensland roads since January 1 – that compares with 48 in the same period last year.
Almost a week ago, two women from Bundaberg died in a tragic crash on Goodwood Road.
Bundaberg Patrol Group Inspector Ann Vogler says police will be patrolling throughout the region across the four-day weekend.
"Expect to see police on the roads conducting high visibility, random alcohol and drug testing and enforcement right across the Wide Bay district," Inspector Vogler says.
She says drivers should remember five rules.
"Saying no to speeding, no to driving tired, no to not wearing a seat belt, no to drink and drug driving, and no to distraction."