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Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 1

More than 3,200 speeding motorists have been fined across Queensland on day one of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Festive Break phase.

The state’s most high-risk speeding motorist on day one was captured on a speed camera allegedly travelling at 191 km/hour in a 110km/hour zone on the Pacific Motorway at Gaven.

The driver will receive an infringement with a penalty of $1,138 and eight demerit points.

Police conducted almost 12,000 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) with 68 drivers charged with drink driving.

The worst reading across the state was a 72-year-old  Burleigh Heads man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.257 per cent on Bermuda Street at Burleigh Waters yesterday.

Officers also conducted 238 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 44 drivers returning a positive test.

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 January 3, 2017.



Festive Break – Day 1 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to midnight: 23 December 2016. 

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 0 1 1
Persons Killed 0 0 1 1
Injury Traffic Incidents 16 16 29 29
Persons Injured 21 21 46 46
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 11,845 11,845 12,735 12,735
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 238 238 145 145
Drink Driving 68 68 56 56
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 44 44 38 38
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,300 2,300 3,335 3,335
*     Speeding (Other) 964 964 646 646
*     Seat Belts 42 42 42 42
*     Mobile Phone Offences 60 60 76 76
*     Other Offences 574 574 642 642
Total Offences (infringements) 1,640 1,640 1,406 1,406

 

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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