Drivers travelling on the M1 on the Gold Coast on Christmas Eve continued to put their own lives and the lives of others at serious risk with five extremely high detections yesterday.

Vehicles were clocked doing 187, 184, 182 and 172 kilometres per hour in the 110 zone on the Pacific Motorway at Gaven, Coomera and Yatala yesterday.

Another vehicle was detected doing 156 in the 100 zone at Loganholme.

44 people were caught drink driving and another 26 were found to have had drugs in their system while behind the wheel.

The worst readings across the state include one driver with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.22 per cent in Booval, followed by another with 0.221 per cent in Wellington Point, one with 0.215 per cent in Southport and one with 0.185 per cent in Tinana.

92 people have been injured in 53 crashes since Festive Break began on December 23.

Police across Queensland are targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2018.

Attribution: myPolice Queensland Police News

For the 24 hour period to midnight24 December 20172017/18 Daily totalProgressive 2017/18 Total2016/17 Daily TotalProgressive 2016/17 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents0011
Persons Killed0011
Injury Traffic Incidents14453161
Persons Injured17485392
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)4,51810,97210,70030,385
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)88221117355
Drink Driving4412472148
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)26672064
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections2,4375,4781,5324,246
*     Speeding (Other)4629255131,515
*     Seat Belts22442567
*     Mobile Phone Offences9352389
*     Other Offences3218184411,068
Total Offences (infringements)8141,8221,0022,739

Christmas Road Safety – Festive Break Day 3 results

Police have charged 29 people with drink driving on Christmas Day as part of the 2017 Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

A 39-year-old man allegedly provided a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.201 per cent at Julia Creek, more than four times the legal limit, around 7pm last night.

Other high BAC readings included:

  • 0.178 per cent in West Rockhampton;
  • 0.168 per cent in Camira.

Almost 2,000 motorists were charged with speeding on Chrsitmas Day with the highest readings across the state including:

  • 186 in 110 zone Pacific Mwy, Yatala
  • 181 in 100 zone Pacific Mwy, Tarragindi
  • 144 in 100 zone Old Toogoom Rd, Burgowan
  • 105 in 60 zone Patrick St, Malanda
  • 154 in 100 zone Logan Mwy, Parkinson
  • 144 in 100 zone Pacific Mwy, Daisy Hill

 

Two people have died on Queensland roads while 68 people have been injured in at least 60 injury traffic crashes since Festive Break began on Saturday.

Police across Queensland are targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt throughout the Christmas period.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2018.