Day 9 results – Christmas Road Safety Campaign
It appears that some drivers continue to fail to understand the word ‘safety’ as the highest speed recorded on day 9 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign was 180km hour in a 110km zone on the Pacific Motorway at Stapylton. While a driver on the Gateway Motorway at Eagle Farm was detected driving at 54km over the speed limit (154km in a 100km zone). Police also impounded 40 vehicles across the state and one drink driver recorded a breath alcohol level of 0.236 per cent at Greenbank. Twelve positive roadside drug tests were also recorded.
Excessive speeds in 60km zones were detected with a driver on Kenny Road, Chambers Flat travelling at 110km an hour and a Innisfail driver travelling at 101km an hour on River Avenue.
Road safety is a shared responsibility and while police across Queensland are out in force this festive season, motorist are reminded that they literally hold their lives, and the lives of other road users, in their hands.
Phase 2 of the Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign commenced at 0001 hrs on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 and continues until 2359 hrs on Saturday, 3 January 2015.
This is part of a National Road Safety Operation entitled “Operation Crossroads”.
During the Christmas Holiday Period, Queensland Police will enforce high risk road user behaviour including the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and distraction/inattention in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.
|For the 24 hour period to midnight: Tuesday, 30 December 2014||2013/14 Daily total||Progressive 2013/14 Total||2014/15 Daily Total||Progressive 2014/15 Total|
|Fatal Traffic Incidents||0||2||0||1|
|Injury Traffic Incidents||25||251||13||210|
|Alcohol and Drug Testing|
|Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)||15,878||130,578||9,426||90,162|
|Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)||82||659||143||548|
|Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)||7||44||12||69|
|* Speed Camera Detections||1,729||19,405||2,345||20,042|
|* Speeding (Other)||749||6,799||546||5,205|
|* Seat Belts||58||382||44||321|
|* Mobile Phone Offences||46||439||36||388|
|* Other Offences||751||5,813||582||4,866|
|Total Offences (infringements)||1,604||13,433||1,208||10,780|
|2013/14 comparative period: 23/12/13 to 03/01/14|
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.