The region's police have been vigilant on the roads.
The region's police have been vigilant on the roads. Chrissy Harris GLA190811SPED

RBT result a positive

THE region's drink drivers can run but they can't hide from police as Road Safety Week draws to a close with "encouraging" results.

Of more than 700 random breath tests throughout the five-day period, the region's motorists were on their best behaviour, with only one driver getting behind the wheel after a few drinks.

The community engagement initiative, designed to help road users take greater individual and community ownership for road safety, wrapped up operations this week.

Extra police were on the ground throughout the five-day period, conducting additional patrols and ensuring offenders were nabbed in their tracks.

Biloela Police Acting Senior Sergent Jamie Housman said despite the crackdown, the results were a positive sign for the shire's road users.

"Locally, we had officers from Biloela Police Station, Goovigen and the Road Policing Unit involved," Sen Sgt Housman said.

"During the week there were 744 random breath tests conducted, with only one positive result.

"It is always disappointing to detect someone driving while over the legal alcohol limit, but it is encouraging to see only one positive result from a large number of tests conducted."

While drink driving charges were low, 16 motorists were slapped with traffic infringement notices.

"Those offences included speeding, using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle and failing to wear a seatbelt," Sen Sgt Housman said.

"The message from this campaign is to remember the fatal five and to urge road users to take individual ownership for road safety."


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