A driver was clocked at 165km/h in Gold Coast hinterland
A driver was clocked at 165km/h in Gold Coast hinterland

Dumb ways to die on Queensland roads this summer

IT seems some people are determined to die on Queensland roads this Christmas holiday break.

Police say one driver was clocked at 165km/h in a 100km zone on the Pacific Motorway at Worongary in the Gold Coast hinterland.

A driver on the Robina Parkway at Robina was also detected driving at 80km over the speed limit (150km in a 70km zone).

Police also impounded 36 vehicles across the state and one drink driver recorded a breath alcohol level of 0.327 per cent at Kin Kora.

Fifteen positive roadside drug tests were also recorded.

Excessive speeds in 60km zones were detected with a driver on Gympie Road, Kedron travelling at 108km an hour, a driver on Ruthven Street, Toowoomba speeding at 119klm an hour, and a Cairns driver travelling at 107km an hour on Kamerunga Road.

Police are clearly frustrated by the results.

"Road safety is a shared responsibility and while police across Queensland are out in force this festive season, motorist are reminded that they literally hold their lives, and the lives of other road users, in their hands,'' they said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign continues until 2359 hrs on Saturday, 3 January 2015.

This is part of a National Road Safety Operation entitled "Operation Crossroads".

During the Christmas Holiday Period, Queensland Police will enforce high risk road user behaviour including the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and distraction/inattention in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.

 

For the 24 hour period to midnight: Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2013/14 Daily total

Progressive 2013/14 Total

2014/15 Daily Total

Progressive 2014/15 Total

Traffic Crashes

Fatal Traffic Incidents

0

2

0

1

Persons Killed

0

2

0

2

Injury Traffic Incidents

27

226

13

180

Persons Injured

34

280

14

215

 Alcohol and Drug Testing

Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)

16,344

114,700

6,805

76,751

Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)

59

577

95

405

Drink Driving

51

491

38

413

Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)

3

37

15

57

Traffic Offences

*     Speed Camera Detections

2,222

17,676

1,692

17,325

*     Speeding (Other)

873

6,050

595

4,490

*     Seat Belts

54

324

48

247

*     Mobile Phone Offences

59

393

63

340

*     Other Offences

734

5,062

614

4,284

Total Offences (infringements)

1,720

11,829

1,320

9,361

 2013/14 comparative period: 23/12/13 to 03/01/14



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