Cops plan Easter blitz

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

PO­LICE will be out in force on the roads and on the water this Easter week­end as part of their state-wide cam­paigns.

The road safety op­er­a­tion be­gan last week and is tar­get­ing the fa­tal four - drink-driv­ing, speed­ing, not wear­ing a seat­belt and fa­tigue.

Water po­lice will be out in force con­duct­ing ran­dom breatht­est­ing, en­forc­ing ma­rine reg­u­la­tions and con­duct­ing safety equip­ment au­dits as part of their Easter op­er­a­tion on Queens­land wa­ter­ways.

New reg­u­la­tions which came into ef­fect this year means water po­lice will fo­cus on the new stor­age re­quire­ments for safety equip­ment and new laws for per­sonal wa­ter­craft.

On the roads, there will also be ran­dom breath test­ing oc­cur­ring around the re­gion from lo­cal po­lice and Cairns traf­fic branch and Port Dou­glas’s Of­fi­cer-in­Charge, Se­nior Sergeant Damien Mead­ows said mo­torists should be vig­i­lant on the roads.

“Po­lice also re­mind peo­ple to be vig­i­lant with home se­cu­rity at this time of year dur­ing the school hol­i­days,” he said.

“There is a high peak for break-and-en­ter­ing and mo­tor ve­hi­cle en­try, when peo­ple go away.

“Make sure you talk to your neigh­bours and if any­one sees any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, call Crime Stop­pers, po­lice and record re­gos.”

Moss­man po­lice re­minded peo­ple camp­ing over the long week­end to check weather con­di­tions and do not risk driv­ing on closed roads, in­clud­ing the CREB track.

Crime Stop­pers 1800 333 000, Port Dou­glas po­lice 4087 1999 or Moss­man po­lice 4098 2177.

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