Police crack down on fatal four

AS PLENTY of people hit the roads this Easter break, police are cracking down on motorists, issuing more than 300 speeding fines in the Central Region in just 24 hours.

Central Region traffic co-ordinator Acting Inspector Steve Hall said 122 tickets had been written for speed camera offences, while 214 other speeding tickets had been issued on the first day of the second phase for Queenland's Easter Road Safety Campaign.

The fastest times clocked were 140kmh on the Capricorn Hwy at Duaringa and 128kmh on the outskirts of Rockhampton, both in 100kmh zones.

Insp. Hall said these speeds were "just crazy".

"During the Easter holiday period Queensland Police are focussing on the fatal four - speeding, alcohol, fatigue and seatbelts," Insp. Hall said.

"In the Central Region we are attempting to achieve a reduction in injury and fatal crashes over this period."

Although there have been no fatal crashes in the region over the Easter period this year, Insp. Hall said there had been three injury crashes.

"The difference between an injury crash and a fatal is just luck," he said.

"Every crash could be fatal."

Insp. Hall said police were asking drivers to be mindful of their driving behaviour over the busy Easter period.

Phase Two of the campaign will end on Monday night, with two more phases to follow.



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