Townsville has recorded 39 fatalities on the roads since 2011, and authorities are urging for the toll to stop rising.
Today is Fatality Free Friday and drivers are urged to be careful every time they get behind the wheel.
Australian Road Safety Foundation CEO Russell White says the fatal five are still the biggest factors contributing to the deaths.
Do you know what they are?
- Drink and drug driving
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Driving while fatigued
Start a conversation with your loved ones today about the Fatal Five. Make sure they're aware of how to to be 100% focused behind the wheel- it might just save a life.