Day nine of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2), the last day of 2018, two more lives lost in separate incidents on Queensland roads takes the Queensland total to 246.
There were a total of 61 drivers charged with drink driving, six of these were over three times the legal limit and one who was more than five times the legal limit.
The six returned readings of 0.267% at Wujal Wugal, 0.190% at Raceview, 0.197% at Oonooba, 0.191% at Pioneer, 0.188% at Mareeba and 0.159% also at Mareeba.
Seventy-eight drivers also returned positive roadside drug testing results.
Twnety-nine were injured in twenty-five traffic crashes across the state on day nine with police also detecting more than 2,800 speeding motorists including one driver travelling 110kms / 60km zone on Gympie Road, Kedron.
Police detected 26 seat-belt offences and a further twenty-five drivers were caught out using their mobile phones in a total of nine hundred traffic infringement notices issued yesterday.
Police continue to target high risk road users as 2019 begins, anywhere, anytime.
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: 31 December 2018||2018/19 Daily total||Progressive 2018/19 Total||2017/18 Daily Total||Progressive 2017/18 Total|
|Fatal Traffic Incidents||2||9||0||5|
|Injury Traffic Incidents||25||184||32||247|
|Alcohol and Drug Testing|
|Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)||9,083||67,655||10,687||85,439|
|Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)||286||1,746||235||1,441|
|Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)||78||349||66||313|
|* Speed Camera Detections||2,531||30,979||3,026||26,049|
|* Speeding (Other)||304||3,330||432||4,200|
|* Seat Belts||26||193||27||207|
|* Mobile Phone Offences||25||149||17||200|
|* Other Offences||545||3,965||573||4,148|
|Total Offences (infringements)||900||7,637||1,049||8,755|
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.