Po­lice notes

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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.

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