AS the state road death toll hits a grim 100 since the start of the year, police are using Road Safety Week as a reminder to motorists to slow down and consider the risks before getting behind the wheel.
This is 21 lives more than the same time last year.
Road Policing Command Acting Chief Superintendent Ray Rohweder said of the 100 lives lost on Queensland roads, 28 were motorcyclists, 41 were drivers and 20 were passengers.
"While our officers are doing all we can to keep motorists safe, road safety is a shared responsibility," he said.
A motorcyclist was caught on CCTV allegedly riding at 165 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone while in the Legacy Way Tunnel, Kelvin Grove. He was also allegedly captured using his mobile while riding.
A 29-year-old Jimboomba man was recently caught riding a motorcycle at 141 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone on the Mount Lindesay Highway in Greenbank. He was slapped with a $1245 fine.
Seven pedestrians, one pillion passenger and three cyclists have also died in serious crashes since the start of the year.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said it was risky behaviour and poor choices that contributed to most serious crashes on the roads.
"Every year, about 1200 people are killed and another 44,000 are seriously injured on Australian roads.
"Traffic injury is the biggest killer of children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24," he said.
The seventh Safer Roads, Safer Queensland Forum will kick off in Brisbane today.
"Queensland has also introduced tougher penalties for drink and distracted driving, and later this year cameras that can detect drivers who use their mobile devices while driving will be out on our streets and highways."
During National Road Safety Week Queensland landmarks, including the Story Bridge and Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges in Brisbane will turn yellow to promote road safety.