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Eyes on the road Moreton, July 17

The following information relates generally to road related enforcement operations and statistics reported for the Moreton Police District which includes statistics for Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Woodford, Kilcoy and Moore Police Divisions. The statistics relate to the week ending on July 16. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road Fatalities

As of midnight on July 16, the Queensland road toll stands at 133 fatalities, seven more than the same time last year and an increase of three from last week.

The Southern Police Region, of which Moreton is a member, remains on 26, the same as last week.

Moreton Police District also remains on seven fatalities for the year, two more than last year.

Operations/Enforcement/Training

Last week was a ‘Back to School’ week for Queensland and patrols state-wide were concentrated on school zones and nearby areas. It was pleasing to see that some of the major parking issues experienced last term are alleviating with most drivers thinking about where they are and where they should park.

Although much better, there is a way to go with some still ignoring basic safety issues in and around our district schools.

Traffic Crashes

There were 26 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, nine down on last week. Clearly, crash rates could be much lower if drivers took a little more care in matters such as following distances and lane changing. Due care, following too closely and unsafe lane changing were the feature issues for the week.

The Causes

  • Hit and run x 9
  • Due care x 4
  • Fail to give way x 1
  • Unsafe Lane Change x 2
  • Speeding x 1
  • Animal on road x 1(kangaroo)
  • Public report x 3
  • Follow too close x 3
  • Dangerous Drive – 1
  • Further enquiries x 1

Crash Locations

  • Redcliffe – 7
  • Deception Bay – 5
  • Burpengary – 2
  • Caboolture – 6
  • Bribie Island – 3
  • Woodford – 2
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 1

Disqualified/Unlicensed Driving

Thirty-four alleged unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, four more than last week. Of those, six lost their plates for seven days, and one vehicle for 90 days and there was one forfeiture.

Offence Locations

  • Redcliffe – 4
  • Deception Bay – 9
  • Burpengary – 2
  • Caboolture – 11
  • Bribie Island – 3
  • Woodford – 1
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Drink/ Drug Drivers

Twelve alleged drink drivers were detected across the Moreton District and 16 alleged drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system.

On July 13 at 4.55pm, a 49-year-old-woman from Redcliffe was stopped for roadside breath test on Ashmole Road, Redcliffe. Upon providing an alleged positive roadside, she was returned to Redcliffe Station where an analysis identified that she had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.157 per cent.

She was subsequently arrested and charged and due to appear in Redcliffe Court on August 1.

Offence Locations

Drink Drive       Drug Drive
Redcliffe 5 4
Deception Bay 2 2
Burpengary 0 0
Caboolture 4 6
Bribie Island 1 0
Woodford 0 0
Kilcoy 0 3
Moore 0 1

 Speed Camera

Speed camera was operated on 35 occasions across the district in the last week in areas at Redcliffe, Bribie, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford and Kilcoy. Additional operations were also conducted by officers from Road Policing Command.

The Bruce Highway was attended for three deployments, where a total of 41 infringements were detected with an alleged high speed of 132km/hr in the 100km/hr zone recorded.

A deployment on Griffith Road, Redcliffe returned 21 alleged detections with a high speed of 75km/hr in the 60km/hr zone.

A deployment on the Higgs Street, Rothwell detected 11 alleged offences with a high speed of 76km/hr in the 50km/hr zone.

A site on MacDonnell Road, Redcliffe returned 24 alleged detections with a high speed of 87km/hr in the 60km/hr zone.

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