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Police shocked by state's doubled road toll

POLICE continue to be concerned about the state's road toll, with official figures revealing 21 people died in Queensland during the recent school holidays.

Commissioner Ian Stewart said the results of Operation Cold Snap, which ran from June 21 to July 12, are a shocking reminder of the human tragedy behind the figures.

"While most Queenslanders were enjoying a winter break away from school, the loved ones of 21 people were grieving.

"When we talk about the road toll, we often get caught up in facts and figures - but the cold, hard reality is - 21 people are no longer with us.

"Over the same operation last year, which ran for almost the same period, 11 people died.

"This year's road toll for the winter school holidays is nearly double that on last year.

"That is unacceptable."

In addition, 912 people were injured in 808 serious traffic crashes across Queensland.

Police continued to target the fatal five, with 56,536 motorists fined for speeding, 886 were caught not wearing seatbelts and 1448 people were issued with a traffic infringement notice for using a mobile phone while driving.

Commissioner Stewart said he continued to be disappointed with the number of people drink driving.

"Although it is a small percentage of all drivers tested, of the 187,285 random breath tests we conducted, 1418 motorists were detected drink driving.

"Our message is simple. We will be anywhere, anytime. If you continue to break the rules, we will catch you.

"We are committed to keeping Queenslanders safe on the roads, but we need your help. Driving responsibly and safely is every motorist's responsibility.

"We want to do everything we can to keep our road toll down as we head towards the end of the year."

Topics:  police road toll traffic crashes



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