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Day 10 – National Road Safety Campaign – Queensland statistics

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
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 2 1 2
Persons Killed 0 2 1 3
Injury Traffic Incidents 19 270 16 230
Persons Injured 27 345 17 273
 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
Drink Driving 321 915 282 790
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 13 57 23 92
Traffic Offences
*     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

 

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