Child safety around cars urged over break

Queensland has recorded the fewest number of child deaths in transport-related accidents since records began but the state's peak motoring body insists more needs to be done.

A Queensland Family and Child Commission report found 14 Queensland children were killed in vehicle accidents in the 12 months between 1 July 2016 to 30 July 2017.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said while the number was the lowest since records started being kept in 2004, the statistic was still shocking.

"Low-speed crashes are particularly distressing as the drivers tend to be family members, reversing at the time of impact," Ms Hunter said.

"Parents need to ensure children are supervised at all times and play areas should be separated from driveways, preferably by fences."

Three of the children who died were killed in low-speed incidents, while four died in road crashes, two were pedestrians, while others died on motorbikes, watercraft and bicycles.