Police to increase in presence during holidays

Queensland Police to target dangerous road users across the State when school holidays begin this weekend

September 18, 2013

Queensland Police will be out in force targeting dangerous road users when school holidays start this weekend.

Operation Lima Spring Break is a Queensland-wide initiative that will run during the school holiday period to crack down on speeding, seatbelt offences, fatigue, drug driving, distraction and drink driving.

Deputy Commissioner of Specialist Operations Ross Barnett says the State’s road toll has reached 200 and police will take all available actions to try to prevent the number of deaths on the road growing further.

He says this includes using covert and marked mobile speed cameras, random breath testing, drug testing, marked and unmarked police patrols, organised traffic operations and automatic numberplate recognition.

"In every region of the State, police will be using a number of road safety strategies to deter dangerous and thoughtless driving," Barnett says.

"I implore all who will be on the roads these school-holidays, especially those travelling long distances, to take into account the changes to driving conditions, including an increased number of people sharing the road. Don’t take unnecessary risks and obey the road rules."

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