Road­side checks im­press po­lice

The Weekend Post - - News -

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.

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