Have their eye on you
Local police kept pace with holiday traffic but still...
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.
ROAD SAFETY: Senior Constable Sharon Morgan with the Wide Bay’s pace car.