Traffic operationin Richlands

Disqualified or unlicensed drivers have been targeted in a one-day traffic operation in Brisbane’s north yesterday.

Operation Romeo Drawbridge involved officers from the Mt Ommaney Road Policing Unit, along with general duties officers.

Almost 50 motorists were detected as part of the operation with five charged for allegedly disqualified driving away from court.

Other offences included:

• 5 disqualified driving

• 4 drug driving offences

• One unregistered / uninsured

• 39 traffic infringement notices for various matters.

• One unlicensed driving.

• One possession of drugs.

Road Policing Command Superintendent David Johnson said of the five charged with allegedly disqualified driving from court, one motorist had a two-year-old child in the vehicle.

“The operation emphasises our message to drivers that police will be actively enforcing road rules anywhere at anytime,” Superintendent Johnson said.

“Drivers must realise that they have a responsibility for not just their own safety or the passengers in the vehicle but for every other road user.

“It was certainly disappointing to see drivers still ignoring the Fatal Five and getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances, not wearing a seatbelt or speeding.”

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 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1900313527

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