Police eyes on roads
POLICE are pleading with drivers to make this festive season one to remember for the right reasons.
More than 60 speeding drivers have been caught on the Tablelands since the Christmas Road campaign started earlier this month.
Acting Sergeant Cate Shanahan of the Mareeba Road Policing Unit said Far North roads had been fatalityfree so far this season.
She said police would be out in force during the holidays to try and keep the roads safe.
“We want to ensure that everyone has a happy and safe festive season and not one tarnished by road trauma,” Acting Sgt Shanahan said.
“Police will be out in force targeting drivers who put themselves and other road users at risk.
“We urge everyone to consider the fatal five, which are speed, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, failing to wear seatbelts and fatigue.”
Acting Sgt Shanahan said police would be conducting random alcohol and drug tests as well as both covert and overt speed enforcement strategies.
The Christmas road safety campaign started on December 9 and so far police have caught seven drug drivers, three drink drivers, more than 60 speeding drivers and six people not using seatbelts and two distracted drivers. Continued Page 6