Day 10 – Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2)

During day 10 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2), a man died in a fatal crash at Pechey, south of Crows Nest yesterday afternoon.

A total of 171 drivers were charged with drink driving out of 12,964 random breath tests performed. The highest of these was five times the legal limit of 0.225% in Broadbeach Waters along with four others caught well over the limit across the Gold Coast area.

Other readings included 0.203% at Ashmore, 0.202% at Ormeau, 0.197% at Southport and 0.152% Ashmore

Ninety-four drivers also returned positive roadside drug tests across the State.

Twenty people were injured in 14 traffic crashes across the state with police detecting more than 2,500 speeding motorists including one driver travelling at a reckless 142kms in an 80km zone on Northbrook Parway at Dundas.

Police detected 23 seat-belt offences and a further 16 drivers were caught out using their mobile phones in almost 700 traffic infringement notices issued yesterday.

Officers will continue to target high-risk road user behaviour which contribute to 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 continues up to and including January 3.

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