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Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 9

New Year’s revellers have been kept in check with police continuing to target drink and drug drivers as part of the Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

Officers conducted more than 9,500 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) on day 9 of Festive Break and charged 73 drink drivers leading up to the end of 2016.

In Witherin, police intercepted a 44-year-old Labrador man who allegedly provided a roadside Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.300% with his adolescent son sitting in the front seat.

It is further alleged that as police drove the man’s son home, the man exited the police vehicle and became abusive towards officers. He was transported to North Tamborine Police station where he allegedly recorded a BAC of 0.282% and was issued with a Notice to Appear for UIL, obstruct police and immediate licence suspension.

Throughout the state, officers conducted 273 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 46 motorists returning a positive result.

More than 1,500 motorists were detected speeding including two vehicles travelling through the Airport Link Tunnel, one at 170kph in an 80kph zone at Woolloowin and the other 165kph in the 80kph zone at Windsor.

During the Festive 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 Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until 11.59pm January 3, 2017.


Festive Break – Day 9 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 31 December 2016.

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 3 1 6
Persons Killed 0 3 1 6
Injury Traffic Incidents 13 193 24 206
Persons Injured 13 253 29 300
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 9,568 92,923 20,519 113,812
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 273 1,458 270 1,699
Drink Driving 73 480 80 482
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 46 235 64 329
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,546 18,837 1,778 25,965
*     Speeding (Other) 399 4,653 574 5,411
*     Seat Belts 33 218 69 327
*     Mobile Phone Offences 24 217 52 37321
*     Other Offences 482 3,803 762 5,353
Total Offences (infringements) 938 8,891 1,457 11,464
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 2015/16 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 or filtered through system business rules. 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. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.4. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras and the average speed camera system.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2016/17 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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