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Road safety report: Easter Break – Day 1

A motorcyclist has been detected allegedly travelling almost 200km/hour on the Bruce Highway on day 1 of the Easter Break phase for the Queensland Police Service’s Road Safety Campaign.

The motorcycle was snapped yesterday by a speed camera on the Bruce Highway at Landsborough doing 193km/hour in a 110 zone.

There were more than 3,400 vehicles detected speeding and over 11,000 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) performed with 41 people charged with drink driving.

A 22-year-old Sunset man was charged after allegedly returning a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentrate) of .273% in the carpark of a fast food outlet at Mount Isa just before midnight.

Police also attended two serious traffic crashes, one at Peak Crossing around 5.50pm where a ute and truck collided on Warrill View Peak Crossing Road.

The 18-year-old male driver of the ute was airlifted in a critical condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

A 54-year-old male pedestrian has also received life-threatening head injuries after being struck by a car on Bath Terrace at Victory Heights last night.

During the Easter Break, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Easter Break phase of the Road Safety Campaign will continue until Easter Monday, 2017.



Easter Break – Day 1 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 13 April 2017.

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 0 0 0
Persons Killed 0 0 0 0
Injury Traffic Incidents 33 33 25 25
Persons Injured 48 48 32 32
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 18,763 18,763 11,140 11,140
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 231 231 246 246
Drink Driving 69 69 41 41
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 52 52 38 38
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,032 2,032 2,720 2,720
*     Speeding (Other) 1,746 1,746 699 699
*     Seat Belts 53 53 29 29
*     Mobile Phone Offences 93 93 57 57
*     Other Offences 853 853 567 567
Total Offences (infringements) 2,745 2,745 1,352 1,352
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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