Day 11 – Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2)

Day 11 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign (phase 2) has seen a total of 24 drivers charged with drink driving out of 2849 random breath tests performed.

The highest recorded readings were both 0.173%, one at Hope Island and the other at Coorparoo.

Forty drivers also returned positive roadside drug tests across the State.

Twenty-five people were injured in 21 traffic crashes across the State with police detecting more than 2,978 speeding motorists including one driver allegedly travelling at 118kms in an 60km zone on Lytton Road at Hemmant.

Police detected 17 seat-belt offences and a further 27 drivers were detected using their mobile phones with a total of 878 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 today, January 3.

/Public Release. View in full here.