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Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 5

Queensland’s road toll for the Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Festive Break phase has risen to two following the tragic death of a nine-year-old boy involved in a traffic crash at Springwood on Christmas Day.

Another 60 drink and suspected drug drivers were intercepted by police on day five of the Festive Break, including a woman allegedly almost seven times the legal alcohol limit.

The 56-year-old Mount Gravatt woman was charged after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.346 per cent, the highest reading across the state in the past five days.

A concerned member of the public contacted police after allegedly witnessing the driver almost crash into a stationary vehicle on Logan Road at Mount Gravatt around 7am yesterday.

Police conducted more than 9,500 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) throughout the day with 36 drivers charged with drink driving.

Officers also conducted 182 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 24 drivers returning a positive test.

More than 3,000 speeding fines were issued across Queensland with the highest reading a motorist allegedly travelling at 171km/h in a 110km/h zone on the M1 at Gaven.

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 5 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 27 December 2016.

 

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 2 0 5
Persons Killed 0 2 0 5
Injury Traffic Incidents 12 116 25 125
Persons Injured 13 150 36 193
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 9,559 53,370 13,985 65,015
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 182 712 170 757
Drink Driving 36 271 62 274
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 24 126 44 153
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 2,526 10,116 2,801 14,584
*     Speeding (Other) 599 2,732 555 2,584
*     Seat Belts 30 133 31 137
*     Mobile Phone Offences 20 124 16 161
*     Other Offences 462 2,071 501 2,440
Total Offences (infringements) 1,111 5,060 1,103 5,322

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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