Day 8 – Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2)

Day eight of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2) tragically saw three lives lost on Queensland roads in separate incidents in Booubyian, Noosa North Shore and Woolloongabba.

There were a total of 49 drivers charged with drink driving, five of these were over three times the legal limit, one who was over four times the legal limit and another was five times the legal limit in Queensland.

The seven returned readings of 0.250% at Moranbah, 0.228% at Waterford West, 0.163% at Emerald, 0.168% at Haigslea, 0.170% at Kalkadoon, 0.167% at Tingalpa, 0.156% at Coopers Plains and 0.153% at Southport.

Fifty-four drivers also returned positive roadside drug testing results.

Seventeen people were injured in traffic crashes across the state on day eight with police also detecting more than 2,800 speeding motorists.

Thirty-one were caught out not wearing a seatbelt and another nineteen distracted drivers potentially did not see their fine coming wilst on their mobile phones in a total of one thousand and sixty-six traffic infringement notices issued yesterday.

Dangerous speeds were also detected by police on day eight – 143kms / 100km zone on Bruce Highway, Raglan and a 104kms / 60km zone on the Brisbane Valley Highway at Blacksoil.

Police continue to target high risk road users as New Years Eve celebrations continue, so please consider your plan B.

Remember – the only way to get onto the ‘fatal five’ list is to be a driving behaviour that is known to kill. SPEED – kills; FATIGUE – kills; IMPAIRED DRIVING – kills; FAIL TO WEAR SEATBELT – kills; DISTRACTION/INATTENTION – kills.

Phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign continues up to and including January 3.

For the 24 hour period to midnight: 30 December 2018 2018/19 Daily total Progressive 2018/19 Total 2017/18 Daily Total Progressive 2017/18 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 3 7 1 5
Persons Killed 3 8 1 6
Injury Traffic Incidents 17 156 32 215
Persons Injured 18 187 46 312
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 6,145 56,187 13,371 74,752
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 326 1,460 276 1,206
Drink Driving 49 337 72 399
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 54 271 58 247
Traffic Offences
* Speed Camera Detections 2,326 27,252 3,428 23,023
* Speeding (Other) 475 3,006 605 3,768
* Seat Belts 31 167 34 180
* Mobile Phone Offences 19 124 37 183
* Other Offences 541 3,405 629 3,575
Total Offences (infringements) 1,066 6,702 1,305 7,706

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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