GYMPIE'S top traffic cop is asking people travelling to and from the Gympie Music Muster site to take it easy on the country roads.
Despite the open country roads having a maximum speed limit of 100kmh, Senior Sergeant Peter Webster said this was no reason to be foolish and risk lives.
His warning follows a single vehicle rollover on Heathcote Rd, used as a back road to Amamoor Creek State Forest around Muster time.
Heathcote Rd residents Kevin and Kerrie McAuliffe have been living there for more than 18 years and say each year the road is becoming more dangerous because of driver behaviour.
"Luckily, the young lad who was driving this vehicle, escaped with only cuts to the backs of his hands," they said. "This same sort of accident happened last year in nearly the same spot."
The McAuliffes are calling on the Apex Muster committee and Gympie police to take a serious look at the amount of traffic on the back roads to the Muster site in the weeks leading up to, during, and immediately after the Muster.
This crash happened about 4pm on Friday afternoon, one week ahead of the Muster's busiest day moving vehicles through the gates.
"This is the result of speed and stupidity that is happening on Heathcote Rd at the moment," the McAuliffes said. "In previous years, we alerted the Muster people of major concerns to the traffic conditions of Heathcote Rd, but they take no notice."
Snr Sgt Webster said patrols would be stepped up as the Muster got underway this week, and as long as Muster goers drove safely, there should not be any problems.
He said while there was a 100kmh speed limit on most country roads, surfaces were often loose and uneven, making an accident even more likely if you were travelling at speed or not paying enough attention. He also warned to look out for livestock on the road as there was an increased risk of animals straying in rural areas.