VICTORIA Cross recipient Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith will lead a Queensland Police campaign to improve driver safety and reduce road deaths in central Queensland.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said he was thrilled an Australian hero like Corporal Roberts-Smith had backed the important life-saving initiative.

"The Central Region recorded the most deaths of any region in Queensland in 2013 and today I'm pleased to launch the Central Region Road Safety Week with Commissioner Ian Stewart and Corporal Roberts-Smith," Mr Dempsey said.

"This week has been developed through a shared responsibility approach to road safety and officers will be out in force focusing on the Fatal Five."

Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said each of the Fatal Five behaviours would be targeted during the week.

Corporal Roberts-Smith said he was passionate about reducing the trauma on Queensland's roads.

"It is pleasing to see that alongside police enforcement, there are education programs happening in schools through School Based Police Officers, Adopt-a-Cops and Crime Prevention Officers," he said.


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