Police step up road patrols
ORE police will patrol CQ roads this long weekend as motorists take advantage of the last three-day break before Christmas.
Regional Traffic Coordinator Lyle Mitchell said extra funding had been secured to put more police on the road.
"While crashes since 2000 have been reducing in number each year, motorists should be aware that Friday (today) is a day to take extra caution,'' he said.
Over the last five years there has been 132 road crashes from Friday to Monday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Nearly half of those occurred on Friday.
Police will target the fatal four factors ? fatigue, drink-driving, speeding and seatbelts.
Motorists are urged to use driver reviver sites.