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Road safety report: Easter Break – Day 4


Extra police are out in force today across Queensland road networks as motorists travel home on the last day of the Easter long weekend.

More than 3,700 motorists were detected speeding on Easter Sunday including a motorcyclist who was allegedly travelling at 183km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Sunshine Motorway.

A 25-year-old Wellesley Island man has been charged with drink driving, driving unlicensed and failing to stop for police after being intercepted by police on Dijinkiya Streett on Mornington Island around 11pm last night.

The man had allegedly stopped his vehicle in the middle of the road but started driving off when officers approached the vehicle.

The man then allegedly provided a BAC of 0.252, more than five times the legal alcohol limit.

He is due to appear in the Mornington Island Magistrates Court on May 9.

Other high-range speed detections on Day 4 of the Easter Break campaign include:

• 187km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen;
• 163km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Gateway Motorway at Nudgee Beach;
• 174km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains;
• 126km/h in a 60km/h zone on Charles Street, Kirwan.

The Queensland road toll for the Easter long weekend remains at zero.

The Easter Break phase of the Easter Road Safety Campaign will conclude at 11.59pm tonight.



Easter Break – Day 4 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 16 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 26 111 18 86
Persons Injured 39 167 24 111
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 20,054 77,869 9,250 48,826
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 187 800 201 949
Drink Driving 93 323 75 256
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 41 180 39 166
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,942 9,688 3,169 12,087
*     Speeding (Other) 797 4,557 618 2,878
*     Seat Belts 32 161 28 121
*     Mobile Phone Offences 18 171 9 127
*     Other Offences 672 3,136 469 2,330
Total Offences (infringements) 1,519 8,025 1,124 5,456
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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