Cops plan Easter blitz
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.