All drivers targeted
IN AN effort to reduce the climbing road toll across Queensland, police set up a mobile operation 20km north of Gin Gin on the Bruce Hwy early Wednesday morning.
Sergeant Tim Marrinan said they would pull over all drivers and conduct licence checks, random breath and drug tests.
“It’s a large road safety initiative targeting the fatal five,” he said.
The fatal five are drink driving, drugs, fatigue, seatbelts and speeding.
Police say reckless drivers put road users at risk of serious injury or even death.
“We have 4000 RBT available for testing motorists at this mobile set up,” he said.
Police say it’s a matter of time for the drivers doing the wrong thing before they are caught.
There has been a spike in the number of drivers caught with drugs in their system and it’s a matter of time before they are caught behind the wheel.
The drug tests are expensive, costing up to $35 per test.
If convicted of a positive drug test, drivers are risking a $900 fine and disqualification from driving for six months.
“We conduct random RBT and drug tests daily in an effort to reduce the tool,” Sgt Marrinan said.
TESTING: A truck driver pulled over during a police operation to reduce the road toll.