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Beach operation targets dangerous driving

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A police beach operation targeted bad driving behaviour at Coonarr recently.

Bundaberg Police alongside officers from the Tactical Crime Squad, Highway Patrol Unit and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service recently conducted an operation at Burrum Coast National Park and Coonarr Beach to target dangerous driving.

Senior Constable Brittany Duncan said the operation came as a result of an increase in reports received in relation to unsafe and dangerous driving on local beaches as well as in national parks.

She said Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service also attended over the same weekend to ensure campground compliancy, with a particular focus on valid camping permits, using clean-milled firewood for campfires and no dogs on site.

“It was great to see that of all the visitors spoken to were compliant,” Snr Const Duncan said.

Palm Beach Road was also busy on Saturday 4, with 137 vehicles stopped, resulting in four formal warnings and two infringements for unregistered motorbikes.

Queensland Police Service officers enjoyed the seaside change, conducting 264 roadside breath tests and four roadside drug tests.

“Unfortunately, a number motorists were found to be disregarding the rules, with two notice to appears and 12 traffic infringement notices issued,” Snr Const Duncan said.

“The majority of the infringement notices related to defective vehicles, drivers exceeding registered capacity of vehicles, unrestrained passengers and P plates not being displayed correctly.

QPS will continue to work with QPWS to ensure community members are staying safe and following the road rules on our beaches and in national parks.”

Police beach operation
A police beach operation targeted bad driving behaviour at Coonarr recently.



  1. Dear Ladies and Gents, excellent article and initiative to conduct an operation at to target dangerous driving on beaches.

    I walk on my local beach (Moore Park Beach) and nearly every day, I observe motorists disregarding the rules, driving too close to the dunes and unsafe/dangerous driving.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad observations; IMO, unless offenders know there are consequences for bad behavior, they will never change their attitude towards our beautiful beaches.

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