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Road safety report: Easter Break – Day 3


A 25-year-old man from Western Australia had his driver’s licence immediately suspended and has been charged with high range drink driving after being intercepted by police in Cairns late last night.

Around 10.30pm, police intercepted a Subaru station wagon on Spence Street in the Cairns CBD after Cairns City Safe operators alerted them to a possible drink driver. It will be alleged the driver of the vehicle returned a BAC of 0.174.

The 25-year-old man is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on May 8, 2017.

More than 3,000 motorists were detected speeding on Easter Saturday, including one driver travelling in the Airport Link Tunnel at 150km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Other high-range speeding offences include:

  • 172km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway, Gaven;
  • 151km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway, Loganholme;
  • 147km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway, Loganholme;
  • 137km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Leichhardt Highway, Goondiwindi.

The Easter Break phase of the Easter Road Safety Campaign will continue until 11.59pm on Easter Monday.


Easter Break – Day 3 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 15 April 2017.

2016 Daily total Progressive 2016 Total 2017 Daily Total Progressive 2017 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 0 0 0
Persons Killed 0 0 0 0
Injury Traffic Incidents 28 85 11 62
Persons Injured 45 128 14 77
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 15,357 57,815 8,212 36,176
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 174 613 201 748
Drink Driving 83 230 65 175
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 42 139 30 127
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,734 7,746 2,368 8,684
*     Speeding (Other) 809 3,760 680 2,217
*     Seat Belts 38 129 18 91
*     Mobile Phone Offences 27 153 15 116
*     Other Offences 703 2,464 493 1,780
Total Offences (infringements) 1,577 6,506 1,206 4,204
Note 1: The statistics contained in this release are sourced from live databases maintained by QPS, are preliminary and subject to change on a daily basis.  Any data extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2016 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation. Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.3. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed detections only) and the average speed camera system.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2017 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Any data which is extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.3. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation. Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.4. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis. It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.5. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras (where available), digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed and red light detections) and the average speed camera system.

 

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