Christmas Road Safety – Festive Break Day 2 results

Drivers travelling on the M1 on the Gold Coast on Christmas Eve continued to put their own lives and the lives of others at serious risk with five extremely high detections yesterday, Queensland Police say.

Vehicles were clocked doing 187, 184, 182 and 172 kilometres per hour in the 110 zone on the Pacific Motorway at Gaven, Coomera and Yatala yesterday.

Another vehicle was detected doing 156 in the 100 zone at Loganholme.

44 people were caught drink driving and another 26 were found to have had drugs in their system while behind the wheel.

The worst readings across the state include one driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.22 per cent in Booval, followed by another with 0.221 per cent in Wellington Point, one with 0.215 per cent in Southport and one with 0.185 per cent in Tinana.

92 people have been injured in 53 crashes since Festive Break began on December 23.

Police across Queensland are 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, 2018.

For the 24 hour period to midnight: 24 December 20172017/18 Daily totalProgressive 2017/18 Total2016/17 Daily TotalProgressive 2016/17 TotalTraffic CrashesFatal Traffic Incidents0011Persons Killed0011Injury Traffic Incidents14453161Persons Injured17485392Alcohol and Drug TestingRandom Breath Tests Performed (RBT)4,51810,97210,70030,385Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)88221117355Drink Driving4412472148Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)26672064Traffic Offences*     Speed Camera Detections2,4375,4781,5324,246*     Speeding (Other)4629255131,515*     Seat Belts22442567*     Mobile Phone Offences9352389*     Other Offences3218184411,068Total Offences (infringements)8141,8221,0022,739

/Public Release.