Operation Crossroads busts more than 2500 during Christmas

MORE than 30 people have been hurt, 70 boozy drivers were busted and 2500 speedsters were nabbed over the past six days in central Queensland.

From December 23 to 12.01am December 28, the region's police nabbed 75 drink-drivers and gave out 2522 speeding fines.

They also attended 19 crashes where 31 people were injured.

Twenty-five people were busted not wearing their seat-belts and 41 drivers were caught using mobile phones.

There were 569 other road offences and police completed 14,172 random breath tests done across the central police region in the same period.

The statistics are part of Queensland Police's Christmas road safety campaign, Operation Crossroads, which kicked off on December 23 and ends on January 3.

The region covers Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and Gympie.

At A GLANCE

Central police region road safety campaign figures to 12.01am December 28

  • Injury crashes, 19
  • People injured, 31
  • RBTs, 14,172
  • Drink drivers, 75
  • Speeding fines, 2522
  • Seat belts, 25
  • Mobile phone offences, 41
  • Other offences, 569

*The region comprises Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and Gympie

Source: Queensland Police



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