Day 9 – Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2)

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
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 2 9 0 5
Persons Killed 2 10 0 6
Injury Traffic Incidents 25 184 32 247
Persons Injured 29 220 46 358
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
Drink Driving 61 404 104 503
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 78 349 66 313
Traffic Offences
* 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.

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