Police mark QLD Road Safety Week

FRASER Coast police took to the streets during Road Safety Week to help emphasise that the choices people make behind the wheel can have lifelong consequences.

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Queensland Police took to the streets to mark Road Safety Week. PHOTO: File / Shaun Ryan.

Officers from Highway Patrol Maryborough, Maryborough General Duties and Road Policing Task Force conducted Operation Uniform Overtake on the Bruce Highway near Maryborough West on August 23, 2022.

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Senior Constable Melanie Ryan said the operation targeted criminal and traffic offences on Queensland major arterial roads, for both small and heavy vehicles.

Snr Const. Ryan said the Uniform Overtake formed part of a State-wide operation the North Coast and Central policing regions.

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Throughout the day-long operation, the following offences were detected:

  • Nine criminal charges, including possession of a dangerous drug, breaches of domestic and family violence orders, breaches of retraining orders and using carriage service to menace/harass
  • 20 traffic offences, including drug driving, drink driving, unlicensed driving, unregistered driving and heavy vehicle breach of hours travelled
  • 2,362 roadside breath tests conducted, with two positive readings
  • 119 roadside drug tests conducted, with 12 positive readings
  • 61 traffic infringement notices were issued.

More than 65 heavy vehicles were intercepted during Operation Uniform Overtake.

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“It’s not just during Queensland Road Safety Week that police conduct these types of enforcement activities. It could be anywhere and anytime,” Snr Const. Ryan warned.

“Choices you make on the road can have lifelong consequences.

“Remember, road safety starts with you.”

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