Drink Driving in Queensland, Australia 2014

Drink Driving Statistics for Queensland, Australia in Mid 2014..

Operation Cold Snap was conducted by the Queensland Police during June 27 and July 18 2014, with the focus on driver distraction and inattention as well as driving unlicensed.

The operation also targeted the other Fatal Five:

  1. Speeding:
  2. Drink driving:
  3. Drug driving:
  4. Failure to wear seatbelts:
  5. Driving while fatigued:

During this period (June 27 and July 18, 2014) there were:

217,000 random breath tests resulting in 1,280 drink drivers.

That is 1 Driver out of every 169 tested was found to be over the 0.05 drink limit.

Or another way to look at it is:  168 out of 169 were sober 🙂

Other results included:

1,200+ drivers were tested for drugs with 96 positive detections.

738 tickets were issued for seat-belt offences.

1,353 tickets were issued for drivers using mobile phones.

113 Deaths

Over 850 people were injured on the road.

Over 70,000 drivers were detected by speed cameras with 14,707 tickets issued for speeding.


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