3000 have been caught speeding in Queensland already.
3000 have been caught speeding in Queensland already. Peter Holt

3000 caught speeding as Qld police target fatal five

MORE than 3000 people have been caught speeding in Queensland in the first day of a road safety campaign running across the state.

Police said they started phase two of the Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign on Monday with more than 3,000 speeding detections recorded.

This phase of the campaign coincides with a national road safety operation, Operation Crossroads and runs from Monday 23 December, 2013 to Friday, 3 January 2014.

During the Christmas holiday period, Queensland Police will be out in force specifically targeting the Fatal Five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and distraction/inattention in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.

The road toll stood at 268 yesterday, compared with 277 at the same time last year.

Acting Police Minister Andrew Powell said Queenslanders needed to arrive at their destinations safely.

"One fatality on Queensland roads is a fatality too many," he said.

"If you speed, drink drive, don't pay attention, don't wear a seatbelt or drive while tired, you will not only be caught by police, but you risk your life and the life of every other road user - and that is just not acceptable."

Here at the latest statistics, as provided by police.

 

For the 24 hour period to midnight:

2012/13 Daily total

Progressive 2012/13 Total

2013/14 Daily Total

Progressive 2013/14 Total


Traffic Crashes

Fatal Traffic Incidents

0

0

0

0

Persons Killed

0

0

0

0

Injury Traffic Incidents

30

30

19

19

Persons Injured

61

61

22

22


Alcohol and Drug Testing

Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)

18,062

18,062

5,155

5,155

Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)

88

88

51

51

Drink Driving

123

123

43

43

Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)

9

9

0

0


Traffic Offences

*     Speed Camera Detections

2,081

2,081

2,597

2,597

*     Speeding (Other)

882

882

820

820

*     Seat Belts

46

46

50

50

*     Mobile Phone Offences

50

50

85

85

*     Other Offences

770

770

709

709

Total Offences (infringements)

1,748

1,748

1,664

1,664



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