TRAGIC ACCIDENT: A 34-year-old Moura man died when the utility he was driving left the road on April 4.
TRAGIC ACCIDENT: A 34-year-old Moura man died when the utility he was driving left the road on April 4. Seven Local News

Police happy with Biloela drivers behaviour despite crashes

ALMOST 400 random breath tests were carried out by Biloela Police over the Easter long weekend but, in a positive for the region's drivers, not one drink driving charge was recorded.

It's a rare piece of good news, with emergency services encouraging motorists to "keep up the good work".

But that statistic was overshadowed by the worst Easter road toll for the state in more than two decades.

And the tragedy of that statistic hit close to home with a single-vehicle accident at Moura on Saturday, April 4, claiming the life of a 32-year-old man.

The driver was one of eight people killed on Queensland roads over the Easter long weekend, up on three last year and the most in more than two decades.

The figure is well above the state's 20-year average of 3-3.5 deaths each Easter.

While the region's emergency services have praised motorists for keeping drink driving to a low, they continue to enforce road safety measures.

"We are quite happy with the behaviour of Biloela people over the Easter weekend," Biloela Police acting Sergeant Tom Gardiner said.

"It's a very good outcome to have recorded no drink driving charges, an excellent outcome.

"Maybe people are heeding drink driving laws.

"There were a few speeding charges however which is obviously the number one killer on the roads."

Biloela Fire Station Captain Darryl Cullen said most motorists had been paying attention to road safety laws.

"There has been a lot of public education and that has paid dividends around here," Mr Cullen said.


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