Over 3000 caught speeding in one day
QUEENSLAND Police advised more than 3,100 speeding motorists were fined across the state on day one of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.
In a detailed road safety report on the Queensland Police website, it was revealed phase two of the campaign commenced on December 23 with some alarming statistics.
Of the 3178 motorists caught speeding, the most high-risk speeding motorist was a p-plate driver allegedly travelling at 157 km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.
The driver will receive an infringement with a penalty of $1,218 and eight demerit points.
Police conducted over 5,100 random breath tests with 43 drivers charged with drink driving.
The highest reading across the state was a 36-year-old Newtown man who allegedly returned a breath alcohol concentration over four times the legal limit with 0.201 per cent.
Officers also conducted 152 roadside drug tests with 43 drivers returning a positive test.
During phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour.
They will be targeting the fatal five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.
Phase 2 of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3 2019.