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Road safety report: Easter Break – Day 2


A woman is expected to be charged with drink driving after crashing a car into a Gold Coast seafood business and narrowly missing customers on day 2 of the Easter Break phase for the Queensland Police Service’s Road Safety Campaign.

When police arrived at the premises on Rio Vista Boulevard at Broadbeach Waters yesterday the 50-year-old female driver from Runaway Bay was sitting outside the crash scene consuming a tray of hot chips.

After allegedly returning a roadside breath test reading of 0.277% she was conveyed to Gold Coast University Hospital for further blood analysis. The woman is also expected to be charged with unlicensed driving and is assisting police with their inquiries.

Police conducted more than 12,300 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) on Good Friday with 56 drivers charged with drink driving.

Almost 1,400 speeding motorists will be issued with infringement notices including the following high-range speeding offences:

  • 173km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Mons;
  • 156km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Torbanlea;
  • 128km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Cunningham Highway at Tarome;
  • 162km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Carrara;
  • 103km/h in a 60km/h zone on Finucane Road at Capalaba.

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


Easter Break – Day 2 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 14 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 24 57 17 48
Persons Injured 35 83 21 60
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 23,695 42,458 12,367 25,450
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 201 439 301 547
Drink Driving 78 147 56 106
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 45 97 59 97
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,980 5,012 3,041 6,122
*     Speeding (Other) 1,205 2,951 749 1,500
*     Seat Belts 38 91 35 68
*     Mobile Phone Offences 33 126 29 100
*     Other Offences 908 1,761 602 1,250
Total Offences (infringements) 2,184 4,929 1,415 2,918
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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