Po­lice im­pressed with safe driv­ers

School hol­i­day road safety push comes to a close

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

THIS week marks the end of Op­er­a­tion Cold Snap and po­lice said they are im­pressed with the be­hav­iour shown by driv­ers in the North Bur­nett.

Cold Snap was a po­lice push fo­cussing on the Fa­tal Five be­hav­iours, namely speed­ing, fail­ing to wear a seat­belt, fa­tigue, dis­trac­tion and drugs and al­co­hol.

Eidsvold Act­ing Sergeant Justin Sta­ples said there were no com­plaints, nor were there any ma­jor in­ci­dents in the re­gion.

“We didn’t catch any­one, which was good news and it shows peo­ple are tak­ing the whole cam­paign se­ri­ously,” Sgt Sta­ples said.

In the Wide Bay there were 136 mo­torists is­sued with traf­fic in­fringe­ment no­tices for speed-re­lated of­fences.

Across the Bur­nett, all po­lice of­fi­cers were full of praise for those driv­ing dur­ing the school hol­i­days.

Monto Se­nior Con­sta­ble Matt Stark said the ma­jor­ity of driv­ers were well be­haved dur­ing the traf­fic blitz.

“We haven’t no­ticed any prob­lems th­ese past few weeks and driv­ers are fol­low­ing the road rules,” Snr Const Stark said.

“We’ve got to make sure they keep fol­low­ing the rules and to con­tinue their good ef­forts as the school sea­son has just be­gun, and that driv­ers mon­i­tor the 40kmh in all school zones.”

Now school is back for a new term, driv­ing above 40kmh in a des­ig­nated school zone can re­sult in a fine of $365 and three de­merit points.

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