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Road safety overall report: Festive Break 2016

 

Police have praised the majority of Queensland motorists following a decrease in both traffic crashes and traffic offences during the Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

 

Six people lost their lives on Queensland roads during the 12-day operation, down from seven fatalities during last Christmas period.

 

There were 264 traffic crashes which resulted in injury, down eight per cent on the same period last Christmas while the number of persons injured dropped 17 per cent.

 

Speeding offences were down 22 per cent on last year including speed camera detections which also decreased 24 per cent.

 

Police conducted more than 137,000 Random Breath Tests (RBTs) and 2,094 Roadside Drug Tests (RDTs) with 697 alleged drink drivers intercepted and 367 motorists testing positive to illicit drugs.

 

Despite a decrease in overall traffic infringements, police were disappointed with a minority of drivers who put themselves and all other road users at risk by engaging in high-risk behaviour.

 

The worst alleged speeding offences across Queensland included:

 

  • A motorcyclist travelling at 240km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Bruce Highway near Maryborough on Christmas Eve.
  • A motorist detected at 218km/h in a 110km/h zone on the M1 at Pimpama on December 29 (speed camera).
  • A motorist detected at 209km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Glass House Mountains on January 2 (speed camera).

The worst alleged drink drivers across Queensland included:

 

  • A 56-year-old Mount Gravatt woman was charged after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.346 per cent on Logan Road at Mount Gravatt on December 27.
  • A 45-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly returning a BAC of 0.339 on Waterson Way at Airlie Beach on December 26.
  • A 44-year-old Labrador man was charged with DUI after allegedly providing a BAC of 0.288 on Beaudesert Nerang Road at Witheren around 7.30pm on New Year’s Eve.

 

The 50-day Christmas Road Safety Campaign is now in phase three – ‘School Holidays’ until 11.59pm January 22 when it moves into the final phase, ‘Back to School’.


Festive Break – Day 12 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 3 January 2017.

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 1 6 1 7
Persons Killed 1 6 1 7
Injury Traffic Incidents 17 264 31 284
Persons Injured 22 345 47 414
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 3,431 137,137 11,389 195,928
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 40 2,094 147 2,662
Drink Driving 9 697 60 835
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 8 367 53 556
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,598 24,947 2,437 32,613
*     Speeding (Other) 420 6,368 569 7,165
*     Seat Belts 16 320 26 422
*     Mobile Phone Offences 22 307 33 462
*     Other Offences 275 5,684 559 7,281
Total Offences (infringements) 733 12,679 1,187 15,330
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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