3,300 drivers caught speeding in QLD yesterday!

Day 1 of Easter Road Safety Campaign

Police are continuing to plead with motorists to take greater responsibility on our roads with more than 3,300 drivers caught speeding on day one of the Easter Road Safety Campaign in Queensland.

The driver of a utility was recorded travelling at 194km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on the Sunshine Motorway at Mooloolaba yesterday.

A total of 58 drink drivers were detected while 52 drivers returned positive results for driving under the influence of drugs on day one.

A 45-year-old Dunwich man was charged with drink driving after allegedly returning a B.A.C. of 0.247 per cent, the highest reading of this year’s Easter Road Safety Campaign.

Police will be out in force over the Easter holiday period as officers target drivers ignoring the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, not wearing a seatbelt, inattention and fatigue.

The five-day operation will run from Thursday March 24 to midnight March 28.

Day-1-Statistics

2015 comparative period: 02/04/15 to 06/04/15

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 2015 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. 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. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed detections only) and the average speed camera system.

Speed Camera Detections Note for 2016 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. Any data which is extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.3. 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. 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.4. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.5. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras (where available), digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed and red light detections) and the average speed camera system.