Speed cameras, patrol cars and mobile drug testing units will be out ion force across Queensland over the next 24 hours.
Speed cameras, patrol cars and mobile drug testing units will be out ion force across Queensland over the next 24 hours.

Police blitz targets entire state

POLICE will today throw everything they have at unruly motorists, with mobile cameras, patrol cars and mobile drug testing units expected on the streets in every Queensland district.

The 24-hour blitz, known as Operation Safe Speeds, will see "a high level of enforcement" targeting speeding and other infringements.

"Police will use of every available option in the road enforcement arsenal," Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said.

"Speeding is just one of the Fatal 5, which also includes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, use of seatbelts, fatigue and driver distraction, which are all proven contributing factors to fatal and serious crashes causing injury."

The aim of the operation is to make Queensland roads as safe as possible. The initiative is being implemented by police services across Australia.

Current penalties for speeding in Queensland:

• Less than 13km/h over the speed limit:

$168 + 1 demerit point.

• At least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h over the speed limit:

$252 + 3 demerit points.

• More than 20km/h but not more than 30km/h over the speed limit:

$420 + 4 demerit points.

• More than 30km/h but not more than 40km/h over the speed limit:

$588 + 6 demerit points.

• More than 40km/h over the speed limit:

$1,177 + 8 demerit points and 6 month suspension of licence.



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