GOOD NEWS ON BURNETT ROADS
No drink-drivers found after hundreds pulled over on holidays
QUEENSLAND Police conducted combined operations across the North Burnett, carrying out hundreds of random roadside breath and drug tests.
Eidsvold Sergeant Chris James said more than 200 random breath tests were conducted, with no drink-drivers in sight.
Meanwhile, around Gayndah, 480 roadside drink driving tests were conducted with no one reported over the legal blood alcohol limit.
However some negatives also came out of the police operations, with traffic infringement notices and drug related offences.
NORTH Burnett police were full of praise over the school holidays with Operation Spring Break a success.
The operation involved Kingaroy police who helped commanding officers in the North Burnett manage driver behaviour, in particular focussing on the Fatal Five.
Eidsvold Sergeant Chris James said more than 200 random breath tests were conducted with no drink drivers in sight.
“Overall we were very impressed at the lack of offences detected in the Eidsvold division and police encourage drivers to continue to pay attention to the Fatal Five before getting behind the wheel,” Sgt James said.
Police continue to emphasise the importance of abiding by the road rules.
“Death messages are never easy, particularly when it is due to another person’s negligence which results in someone else being killed,” Sgt James said.
Mundubbera police pulled over 340 drivers over a two week period with no drink drivers recorded.
Sergeant Daniel Clarke said police presence would continue to enforce driver safety.
“Mundubbera police will continue to complete traffic enforcement focussing on the Fatal Five with speed, seatbelt, distraction, fatigue and drink driving the main priority,” Sgt Clarke said.
“Mundubbera police would like to thank the community during the spring period.”
The Mundubbera driver reviver site ran during the holidays.
“I would like to thank the CWA, Darts club, Lions club, SES and volunteers for giving up their time to ensure the Burnett Highway is safe,” Sgt Clarke said.