Injuries down as police step up road presence

MORE than 26,000 drivers have been breath tested on Queensland roads since the start of the police holiday blitz last Friday.

The annual blitz on road safety aims to cut the number of deaths and injuries around the state.

Since Friday, Queensland Police have completed 26,075 random breath tests, 186 roadside drug tests and caught out 3840 speeding drivers.

The operation has also caught out 124 people in cars not wearing their seatbelts, 143 people using a mobile phone while driving and 1606 "other offences".

In comparison, by this time in the annual holiday blitz last year, 34,344 RBTs were completed, 37 drug tests and 5266 speeding drivers were caught on cameras around the state.

There was one fatality on Queensland roads during the Christmas period to date - near Townsville on the Bruce Highway.

Injuries were also down this year, with just 63 people injured on Queensland roads since Friday, down from 97 during the same period in 2011.

Holiday roads blitz:

  • 26,075 RBTs
  • 186 roadside drug tests
  • 3840 speeding drivers

SOURCE: Queensland Police, 2012.

Topics:  police, random breath test, speeding



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