Police catch 937 speeding, 40 using phones, 15 unrestrained

BUNDABERG Police have spent almost 5000 hours cracking down on motorists as part of their month-long traffic campaign, Mike Invent, targeting the Fatal 5.

Acting Inspector Grant Marcus said 1327 traffic tickets had been issued since the start of August, including 40 for using mobile phones, 937 speeding and 15 for not wearing seatbelts.

More than 7000 random breath tests have been carried out, with almost 800 fatal five offences being detected.

"There have been a total of 307 drink drive charges convicted in Bundaberg Magistrates Court since the beginning of 2014," Acting Insp Marcus said.

"For Bundaberg, the highest recording for a drink driver was 0.379% in October 2013 - a 52-year-old female following a single vehicle crash at Yandaran."



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