Christmas Road Safety – Festive Break Day 12 report

Queensland Police Officers issued 11,206 infringement notices for offences during the 12 day Christmas holiday period. This included 277 for mobile phone use which is concerning although continues to decrease as drivers embrace hands-free technology, Queensland Police say.

The highest drink driving reading on day 12 was at Tully were a motorist allegedly provided a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.217 per cent. In total, 27 drivers were yesterday charged with drink driving and 21 drivers were charged for drug driving. The highest reading during the 12 day period was at Newtown on day six with a driver registering a BAC of 0.286%

Throughout the campaign 38,900 drivers were detected speeding by cameras or officers. The highest speed was 215 in a 110 zone on the Flinders Highway at Torrens Creek on day 6.

During the holiday period, 199 vehicles were impounded or had the plates removed for registration and hooning offences.

Police across Queensland continue to target high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

For the 24 hour period to midnight: 3 January 20182017/18 Daily totalProgressive 2017/18 Total2016/17 Daily TotalProgressive 2016/17 TotalTraffic CrashesFatal Traffic Incidents0816Persons Killed01016Injury Traffic Incidents1427229333Persons Injured1533743485Alcohol and Drug TestingRandom Breath Tests Performed (RBT)3,00292,4585,414150,316Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)1092,038402,094Drink Driving2765014728Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)214278367Traffic Offences*     Speed Camera Detections2,22033,6191,59824,947*     Speeding (Other)2855,2814206,368*     Seat Belts1626516320*     Mobile Phone Offences2427722307*     Other Offences3165,3832755,684Total Offences (infringements)64111,20673312,679
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