Danger time for CQ roads

IT’S a year since a father and daughter were killed in early morning fog on a Central Queensland highway.

They were two of the 16 people to lose their lives in car crashes in the region during the winter school holidays in the last five years.

That’s the main motivation for a bigpolice crackdown on speed, drink and drug driving and seat belt offences in an operation which starts today.

Central Region traffic co-ordinator, Inspector Lyle Mitchell, said statistics showed CQ roads were the most dangerous in the state at this time of year.

Most fatalities involved high speed accidents and victims who were travelling through the region over long distances. The exercise ends on July 13.



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