Police praise Queensland motorists

QUEENSLAND Police have praised motorists as only one fatality was recorded in the state at the long weekend.

Police launched a four-day blitz across the long weekend in a concerted effort to minimise road trauma.

Officers targeted the fatal five of speeding, fatigue, impaired driving (drink and drug), failure to wear a seat belt and driver distraction and inattention.

Police statistics revealed that as of Sunday (April 20) more than 130 people had been charged with drink-driving and two motorists recorded alleged readings of more than four times the legal limit at 0.219%.

A man was killed in a crash south of Brisbane early on Easter Sunday after his vehicle veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit a power pole.

More than 3800 drivers across the state have been detected speeding.

One motorist was accused of travelling at 159kmh in a 70km zone.

Police have also conducted more than 8000 breath tests across the state as part of the blitz.

The Queensland Easter road safety campaign started on Thursday, April 17, just after midnight, and finishes on Monday, April 21 at 23.59pm.

Operations Crossroads is a statewide campaign and forms part of a national road safety operation.



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