A police traffic blitz this week focused on road safety in the lead-up to school holidays.
Phase one took place on Wednesday on Childers Road, South Bingera, and phase two on Thursday at Gin Gin Road, Sharon.
Twenty officers from a range of units were involved in the police traffic blitz with the following results:
- 2172 random breath tests conducted;
- 93 negative random drug tests;
- Five positive saliva drug tests;
- One drink driver;
- One possession of dangerous drugs and utensil;
- One disqualified driver;
- Sixteen traffic infringement notices were issued (3 x unregistered and uninsured, 1 x expired licence, 5 x vehicle defects, 1 x consume liquor while driving, 1 x use re-painted number plate and 1 x failure to wear seatbelt);
- 75 street checks were also conducted.
Inspector Pat Swindells said that the high-visibility operation was implemented to remind motorists that police conduct RBTs anywhere anytime.
“This type of operation is conducted with a view to reducing road trauma and hospitalisations in the Bundaberg Patrol Group,” Inspector Swindells said.
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