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Lo­cal po­lice kept pace with hol­i­day traf­fic but still...

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DID you keep pace with Op­er­a­tion Spring Break?

Childers Po­lice cer­tainly did, thanks to the Wide Bay-Bur­nett Po­lice Dis­trict’s pace car.

The pace car was used by lo­cal of­fi­cers for a week be­fore it was re­turned to its Mary­bor­ough base on Tues­day.

The spe­cially marked ve­hi­cle helped re­mind driv­ers of the need to drive to the speed limit and take care on the roads, tar­get­ing of­fences po­lice re­fer to as the “fa­tal five”.

Almost 1500 drink driv­ers were de­tected last year while 1000 in­fringe­ment no­tices were is­sued to peo­ple not wear­ing a seat­belt.

Sergeant Ge­of­frey Fay said Childers Po­lice would have ac­cess to the pace car again in the fu­ture.

“It pro­vides us with another means for en­force­ment,” Sgt Fay said.

“We’ll get it back pe­ri­od­i­cally. It cer­tainly makes things a bit eas­ier for us.”

Ac­cord­ing to data on the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice web­site, 1413 in­fringe­ment no­tices were handed out for traf­fic and re­lated of­fences in the Wide Bay-Bur­nett dis­trict in the first eight months of the year.

The Fa­tal Five pro­gram tar­gets speed­ing, drink driv­ing, dis­tracted driv­ers, fa­tigue and seat­belts.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

ROAD SAFETY: Se­nior Con­sta­ble Sharon Mor­gan with the Wide Bay’s pace car.

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