Roadside checks impress police
FAR North police are impressed with the level of compliance from motorists following a multi-party traffic operation this week.
Operation Quebec Engine was a joint operation by the Queensland Police and Transport and Main Roads, running 24 hours continually at the Kennedy truck pads between Cardwell and Tully.
Of the 1429 roadside breath tests conducted, there was only one positive reading and of the 76 drug tests, 12 returned positive results.
A total of 89 offences were detected over the two days with 53 traffic related offences.
Infringement notices were issued for possessing drugs and/or utensils, driving unlicensed, failing to wear a seatbelt, and driving a defective vehicle.
“With the upcoming school holidays, driving safely on our roads is every motorist’s responsibility,” Acting Sergeant Andrew Rose of the Innisfail Road Policing Unit said.
He said similar types of operations would be run in the future, targeted at reducing road trauma and improving road safety.