Police urge drivers to stay safe
Acting Sgt Shanahan said people tended to drive better over the holidays because they knew of the increased police presence.
“We’re pleased with the behaviour of the general motoring public in that we are fatality free,” she said.
“We know all too well the devastating impact road traffic crashes have on our community and we need to do everything we can to reduce the carnage on our roads.
“Our message to everyone is to drive safely these holidays and make it a Christmas to remember for all the right reasons and not one that you will regret.”
The fine for failing to wear a seatbelt is $365 and three demerit points. The fine is the same for using a mobile phone while driving.
Mareeba Road Policing Unit Acting Sergeant Cate Shanahan.