716 drivers from the Southern Region were caught speeding on Monday
716 drivers from the Southern Region were caught speeding on Monday Patrick Woods

A manic Monday for drivers

EASTER ended badly for 716 of the region's motorists who were busted speeding on Monday.

Mobile radars nabbed 327 speedsters and fixed cameras snapped 389 on Toowoomba, Ipswich and Warwick roads on Monday.

Southern region police logged 4746 hours on the job during the Easter road safety campaign that kicked off on Thursday evening and ended at midnight on Monday.

Over the four-day break, 31 people were injured on the region's roads; 80 people were caught drink-driving from 14,712 random breath tests; 3203 people were caught speeding; 30 people were caught without seatbelts; 31 drivers were busted using their mobile phones; and there were 463 fines for other road rule breaches.

Eight people died Queensland roads over the Easter break.

Southern Queensland Police region Easter holiday road safety campaign statistics from April 2 to midnight Monday:

People injured: 31

RBTs: 14,712

Drink driving: 80

Speed camera detections: 2089

Mobile radar speed detections: 1114

Seatbelt offences: 30

Mobile phone offences: 31

Other Offences: 463

State-wide

People killed: 8

People injured: 129

RBT: 74,905

Drink driving: 351

Speed camera detections: 16,479

Mobile radar speed detections: 5064

Seatbelt offences: 214

Mobile phone offences: 245

Other offences: 3480

*The southern police region includes Ipswich, Toowoomba and Warwick.

 



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