MOTORISTS travelling on roads around the Charleville District this Easter can expect to see more police with extra officers deployed to major arterials as part of a new high visibility road safety strategy. Charleville Police will continue to target the Fatal Five over the school holiday period with a high visibility presence on the roads across the Easter break.
This year presents a different challenge for police, with Easter falling at the end of the school holiday break. According to Acting Inspector Mick Symes, police “want to ensure everyone has a happy and safe Easter and not one tarnished by road trauma.”
“There will be an increased police presence on the highways and major road networks around the Charleville District, with officers maintaining high visibility in order to discourage the contributing factors to serious and fatal traffic crashes.”
“Last year, the Charleville Patrol Group did not record a single road fatality across the Easter long weekend and we are hoping to maintain that same outcome this Easter.”
The QPS traffic operation will run from Friday, March 31 until Friday, April 21 and incorporates the Easter long weekend, with school resuming on Tuesday, April 18.