Police target risky road behaviours

Police were out in force over the Easter period to target drivers undertaking high risk behaviours.

Police were out in force over the Easter period. Photo: QPS

Police were out in force over the Easter period. Photo: QPS

The fatal five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seat belt – were key focus areas for Queensland police in Operation Easter Break.

More than 6860 traffic infringement notices were issued across Queensland. Of those, 3722 were for speeding offences.

A total of 150 mobile phone offences occurred and 161 seat belt infringements were issued.

Throughout the operation more than 15,711 motorists were also caught driving over the limit by speed cameras.

During the five day period, 148 people were injured as a result of 109 traffic crashes.

Two people died in a crash at Tiaro, south of Maryborough, on April 17, the only fatalities recorded during the Easter period.

Officers performed 63,296 random breath tests and 286 people were charged with drink driving.