OPINION: Are drivers getting the message?

FINALLY I can talk about a good news story in regards drivers doing the right thing on our roads.

When the QT started its DUI name and shame page just over two years ago the district had an appalling record for drink driver arrests.

This number only exploded when police decided to stage a random beath test blitz night.

The stories we wrote on the high number of bookings on those nights featured comments from police expressing their disappointment that drivers weren't getting the message.

On Tuesday police from Goodna, Springfield, Ipswich, Karana Downs, Kalbar, Lowood and Boonah Stations, with the assistance of Ipswich Road Policing Unit and the Ipswich Tactical Crime Squad, targeted traffic offenders in the Goodna, Redbank, Bundamba area.

Officers tested 1036 drivers and the good news is just three drivers were found to be over the limit.

That is a remarkable turnaround and one everyone in this community should applaud.

One can only hope that our DUI page will soon have no stories to fill it, or are we getting a little carried away?



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