So far in 2022, 214 people have lost their lives while travelling on Queensland roads. Overwhelmingly, the fatal five have played a factor in many of these incidents.
In a bid to save lives, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) is launching state-wide road policing initiative, Operation Spring Break, to crack down on dangerous driver behaviours and help ensure Queenslanders make it home safely these September school holidays.
From Saturday September 17 through to Monday October 3, police across the state will be conducting high visibility and overt patrols, speed detection and static and mobile Random Breath Testing (RBT).
As our busiest highways and tourist centres experience an influx of motorists, these strategies aim to target:
- Drink and drug driving
- The wearing of seat belts
Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus said peak periods like school holidays often mean a higher occurrence of traffic crashes, as travellers navigate long distances and unfamiliar locations.
“It is vital that motorists take responsibility on our roads, ensuring everyone gets home safely starts with the decisions you make behind the wheel,” AC Marcus said.
“You can expect police anywhere, anytime all year round – but these school holidays, Operation Spring Break will see police out visibly in force.”
Lives Lost on Queensland Roads in 2022