Crackdown to cut Qld motorcyclist deaths

Queensland motorcyclists have been warned of greater police scrutiny as authorities grapple with a rising number of rider deaths.

Motorcyclists account for roughly one in five people who die on Queensland roads, despite representing only four per cent of all motorists, Police Minister Mark Ryan said on Saturday.

That number has sparked a statewide campaign that will see officers put a greater focus on enforcement and rider safety.

Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said the number of riders killed or hospitalised was continuing to rise.

"Research has shown approximately three riders, including pillion passengers, are hospitalised every day due to traffic crashes," he said.

"We are hoping to redress this through both education and enforcement."