2018-12-24 by W.M.
Road safety report: Phase 2 – Day 1 – with statistics
Phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign commenced yesterday with more than 3,100 speeding motorists fined across Queensland on day one.
The state’s most high-risk speeding motorist on day one was captured on a speed camera allegedly a ‘P’ plate driver travelling at 157 km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on Leichardt Motorway at The Gums.
The driver will receive an infringement with a penalty of $1,218 and eight demerit points.
Police conducted over 5,100 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) with 43 drivers charged with drink driving.
The worst reading across the state was a 36-year-old Newtown man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.201 per cent on Walsh Street at Newtown yesterday.
Officers also conducted 152 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 43 drivers returning a positive test.
During Phase 2, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2018.
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 2018/19 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 or filtered through system business rules. 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. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis. It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.4. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras and the average speed camera system.