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Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 3

Police have intercepted a raft of high-range speeding motorists and drink drivers on day three of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Festive Break phase.

Police conducted more than 4,000 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) on Christmas Day with 56 drivers charged with drink driving.

The highest drink driving reading was on the Gold Coast with a 33-year-old woman charged after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.252, more than five times the legal limit at Burleigh Heads around 6pm last night.

Almost 1,600 speeding motorists were nabbed on day three of Festive Break including the following high-range speeding offences:

• 190km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Glass House Mountains;
• 179km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Landsborough;
• 130km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Warrego Highway at Brassall;
• 150km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Eight Mile Plains;
• 155km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Pimpama.

Officers also conducted 56 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 16 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 11.59pm January 3, 2017.



Festive Break – Day 3 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 25 December 2016. 

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 1 0 2
Persons Killed 0 1 0 2
Injury Traffic Incidents 30 74 19 81
Persons Injured 38 98 30 122
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 4,105 27,554 11,835 36,312
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 56 411 171 459
Drink Driving 42 185 48 156
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 16 80 18 82
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,401 5,404 2,828 9,008
*     Speeding (Other) 196 1,618 227 1,485
*     Seat Belts 17 83 21 91
*     Mobile Phone Offences 3 84 3 126
*     Other Offences 247 1,225 265 1,456
Total Offences (infringements) 463 3,010 516 3,158

 

 

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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