Day 8 results – Christmas Road Safety Campaign
It appears that some drivers fail to understand the word ‘safety’ as the highest speed recorded on day 8 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign was 165km hour in a 100km zone on the Pacific Motorway at Worongary. While a driver on the Robina Parkway at Robina was detected driving at 80km over the speed limit (150km in a 70km zone). Police also impounded 36 vehicles across the state and one drink driver recorded a breath alcohol level of 0.327 per cent at Kin Kora. Fifteen positive roadside drug tests were also recorded.
Excessive speeds in 60km zones were detected with a driver on Gympie Road, Kedron travelling at 108km an hour, a driver on Ruthven Street, Toowoomba speeding at 119klm an hour, and a Cairns driver travelling at 107km an hour on Kamerunga Road.
Road safety is a shared responsibility and while police across Queensland are out in force this festive season, motorist are reminded that they literally hold their lives, and the lives of other road users, in their hands.
Phase 2 of the Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign commenced at 0001 hrs on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 and continues until 2359 hrs on Saturday, 3 January 2015.
This is part of a National Road Safety Operation entitled “Operation Crossroads”.
During the Christmas Holiday Period, Queensland Police will enforce high risk road user behaviour including the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and distraction/inattention in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.
|For the 24 hour period to midnight: Tuesday, 30 December 2014||2013/14 Daily total||Progressive 2013/14 Total||2014/15 Daily Total||Progressive 2014/15 Total|
|Fatal Traffic Incidents||0||2||0||1|
|Injury Traffic Incidents||27||226||13||180|
|Alcohol and Drug Testing|
|Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)||16,344||114,700||6,805||76,751|
|Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)||59||577||95||405|
|Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)||3||37||15||57|
|* Speed Camera Detections||2,222||17,676||1,692||17,325|
|* Speeding (Other)||873||6,050||595||4,490|
|* Seat Belts||54||324||48||247|
|* Mobile Phone Offences||59||393||63||340|
|* Other Offences||734||5,062||614||4,284|
|Total Offences (infringements)||1,720||11,829||1,320||9,361|
|2013/14 comparative period: 23/12/13 to 03/01/14|