Christmas Holiday Road Safety Message
The Christmas period is traditionally a busy time on the roadways, Logan District police are urging members of the community to drive sensibly and responsibly during this period.
Celebrations over this period of time will see people enjoy a drink and Police will be patrolling on the roads to target drink driving.
In the past few weeks, the police from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station have detected numerous drink drivers in the Logan Village area, this includes a local man from Logan Village who was detected drink driving with a high range limit of BAC 0.204 (four times the legal limit). These drivers were charged and required to appear before the Beaudesert
These results are concerning, especially when drivers are carrying other passengers in the vehicles. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drug can significantly reduce your ability to maintain safe control of your vehicle and puts other road users at risk.
Police stress the importance of organising a designated driver or finding alternate transport. Don’t try to guess your limit. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t drive.
Speeding on the roads is also a great concern. Speed limits will be enforced and anyone failing to abide by the road rules can expect a fine and the loss of demerit points. In the past week, police from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station had detected numerous speeding motorists including a motorist driving at 121km/hr in an 80km/hr speed limited zone. This driver received a $1286 fine, 8 demerit points and a 6 month high speed suspension.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT – ANY TIME, ANY WHERE
Distracted drivers, mobile phones have long been an unwanted distraction in vehicles with some motorists ignoring the potential dangers their inattention causes when driving,
even at low speeds. You need to be focused at all times when
you’re behind the wheel.
POLICE ALSO WISH TO REMIND MOTORISTS OF THE FATAL FIVE:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Not wearing seatbelts
- Driving fatigued
- Distracted drivers
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day