CQ roads death-free

CENTRAL Queensland remained fatality free over the Anzac Day long weekend.

Regional Traffic Co-ordinator Acting Inspector Mark Henderson said motorists travelled safely during the Anzac Day campaign, from midnight Friday to midnight last night.

Until Sunday night, the Rockhampton district recorded 71 speeding offences, less than half the number of speeding offences recorded last year (149).

Two injury accidents occurred, both at Yeppoon. Seven people were injured about 10.30am on Saturday when two four-wheel drive vehicles collided on Kelly's Landing Road.

Six of the passengers were transported to Yeppoon Hospital while one was air-lifted to Rockhampton Hospital with chest injuries.

On Woodbury Road on the Capricorn Coast a 32-year-old motorcyclist was transported to Yeppoon Hospital with shoulder and abdominal injuries on Saturday at 10am.

Acting Inspector Henderson said out of about 4000 random breath tests in the Central Queensland region, 52 drink-driving infringements were issued.

He said the Rockhampton district recorded 19 drink-drivers, six additional drink-drivers compared with last year's record of 13.

"Out of the 52 drink-drivers in the central region, 15 of them recorded blood-alcohol concentrations of more than .15%.''

Acting Inspector Henderson said four seat-belt infringements and 16 other offences were issued in the Rockhampton district. In Gladstone, police issued 16 speeding offences, six seat-belt offences and 148 others.



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