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Road safety report: Easter Break – Day 5

A man and a woman have died south of Maryborough on the final day of the 2017 Easter Road Safety Campaign, with the road toll for the holiday period at two.

At 3.15pm, a car was travelling northbound on the Bruce Highway when it hit a vehicle travelling southbound, six kilometres north of Tiaro yesterday.

A teenage boy was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition, and two men and a woman were transported to hospital in a serious condition.

More than 4300 motorists were detected speeding on Easter Monday, including a motorcyclist who was allegedly travelling at 225km/h in a 100 zone on the M1 through Loganholme.

Other high-range speed detections on Day 5 of the Easter Break campaign include:

• 223km/h in a 110 zone on the Bruce Highway through the Glass House Mountains;
• 190km/h in a 70 zone on Nicklin Way in Warana;
• 150km/h in a 90 zone on the D’Aguilar Highway in Wamuran;
• 127km/h in a 60 zone on Boundary Street in Railway Estate.

In Wilsonton, a driver allegedly recorded a BAC of 0.165.

With children returning to school across the state today, police are reminding parents and carers to slow down to 40km/h through school zones.

Motorists are being reminded to drive to the conditions, be aware of the fatal five and keep an eye out for children crossing the road as they get to school safely.

MEDIA RELEASE
Phase 2 Easter Road Safety Campaign
Update No. 5 of 5
Phase 2 of the Queensland Easter Road Safety Campaign commences at 0001 hrs on Thursday, 13 April 2017 and continues until 2359 hrs on Monday, 17 April 2017.
During the Easter 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: Monday, 17 April 2017 2016 Daily total Progressive 2016 Total 2017 Daily Total Progressive 2017 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 0 1 1
Persons Killed 0 0 2 2
Injury Traffic Incidents 15 126 14 109
Persons Injured 17 184 16 148
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 20,812 98,681 11,081 63,296
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 150 950 175 1,124
Drink Driving 50 373 26 286
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 23 203 26 192
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,510 12,198 3,602 15,711
*     Speeding (Other) 1,138 5,695 794 3,722
*     Seat Belts 29 190 25 161
*     Mobile Phone Offences 40 211 20 150
*     Other Offences 717 3,853 457 2,835
Total Offences (infringements) 1,924 9,949 1,296 6,868
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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