Speeding and drink driving have dominated Day 10 of the Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign.
The highest speed recorded during the time frame was 148km hour in a 100km zone on the Gateway Motorway at Mackenzie. While a driver on the Warrego Highway at Hatton Vale was detected driving at 48km over the speed limit (148km in a 100km zone). One drink driver recorded a breath alcohol level of 0.284 per cent at Capalaba, a driver in Maryborough recorded 0.258 and a Nerang driver recorded 0.244 per cent.
Police also impounded 50 vehicles across the state and conducted 23 positive roadside drug tests.
Excessive speeds in 60km zones were detected with a driver on Kenny Street, Portsmith travelling at 108km per hour and a driver travelling at 90km per hour on Logan Road, Holland Park.
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: Thursday, 01 January 2015||2013/14 Daily total||Progressive 2013/14 Total||2014/15 Daily Total||Progressive 2014/15 Total|
|Fatal Traffic Incidents||0||2||1||2|
|Injury Traffic Incidents||19||270||16||230|
|Alcohol and Drug Testing|
|Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)||39,815||170,393||24,431||116,677|
|Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)||112||771||147||695|
|Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)||13||57||23||92|
|* Speed Camera Detections||2,004||21,409||2,033||22,076|
|* Speeding (Other)||718||7,517||541||5,746|
|* Seat Belts||90||472||62||383|
|* Mobile Phone Offences||51||490||31||419|
|* Other Offences||912||6,725||684||5,550|
|Total Offences (infringements)||1,771||15,204||1,318||12,098|
|2013/14 comparative period: 23/12/13 to 03/01/14|