Road safety report: Phase 2 – Day 2

Day two of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign sadly saw a fatal pedestrian incident in Townsville which claimed the lives of a 76-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman last night while crossing Ross River Road.

More than 2,300 speeding motorists fined on Queensland roads with the state’s most high-risk speeding motorist captured on a speed camera allegedly travelling at 145 km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on Marlboro-Sarina Rd at Marlborough.

Police additionally conducted over 3,100 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) with 93 drivers charged with drink driving.

The highest reading across the state was a 27-year-old Aurukun man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.173 per cent on Pikkuw Street at Aurukun yesterday.

Officers conducted 93 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 14 drivers returning a positive test.

During Phase 2, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

Phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2018.

Note 1: The statistics contained in this release are sourced from live databases maintained by QPS, are preliminary and subject to change on a daily basis. Any data extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.

Speed Camera Detections Note for 2018/19 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member or filtered through system business rules. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation. Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.3. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis. It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.4. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras and the average speed camera system.

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