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Day 8 – National Road Safety Campaign – Queensland statistics

Day 8 results – Christmas Road Safety Campaign

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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
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 2 0 1
Persons Killed 0 2 0 2
Injury Traffic Incidents 27 226 13 180
Persons Injured 34 280 14 215
 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
Drink Driving 51 491 38 413
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 3 37 15 57
Traffic Offences
*     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

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