QPS News 21 May 2013
A sergeant from South Eastern Region has been given a notice to appear for drink driving while off duty in his private vehicle. Police breath tested the 53-year-old man after he was involved in a three-vehicle traffic crash at Helensvale about 5.30am today.
Sydney Morning Herald Amy Corderoy 21 May 2013
Young people who regularly miss out on just a few hours sleep are at a hugely increased risk of crashing their cars, a study of more than 20,000 NSW P-Platers has found.
QPS News 20 May 2013
Police have charged 36 drink and drug drivers during a traffic operation on the Sunshine Coast on Friday and Saturday nights. Maroochydore Police coordinated Operation Mooloolaba Lockdown involving officers from Sunshine Coast Traffic Branch, Tactical Crime, State Traffic Support Branch, Roadside Drug Testing Unit and members from the Brisbane Dog Squad. A total of 30 drivers were caught drink driving while six drivers tested positive to drug driving at various sites across Mooloolaba during the two-night operation.
Townsville Bulletin Emma Channon May 9th, 2013
A WANTED boy made himself an easy target for police after knocking himself out when he crashed a stolen motorbike into a home.
Jake Zachery Whyte, 17, wasn’t wearing a helmet when he crashed the stolen yellow Suzuki into the Cranbrook home after spinning out of control in the early hours of March 29…He pleaded guilty in Townsville Magistrates Court this week to eight charges, including dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving while affected by drugs and driving while disqualified.
QPS News 6 May 2013
A 26-year-old Minden man has been issued with a notice to appear for drink driving.
Around 6.20pm yesterday, police were notified about a b-double allegedly driving in an erratic manner on the Dawson Highway.
QPS News 3 May 2013
More than 20 disqualified or unlicensed drivers were among a number of motorists netted in a one-day traffic operation in the Ipswich District yesterday.
Operation Corkscrew involved officers from the Ipswich, Toowoomba and Warwick traffic breaches, along with the Roadside Drug Testing Unit.
Sydney Morning Herald Adam Carey 4 May 2013
Drivers distracted by passengers, car stereos or mobile phones cause more crashes than drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a study of road accidents in NSW and Victoria has found.
Townsville Bulletin SAMANTHA HEALY May 3rd, 2013
TOWNSVILLE police have urged drivers to ‘buckle up’ with the region on track to record its worst road toll in five years.
Ten deaths have been recorded in the Northern police region so far this year, more than double the number of road deaths recorded at this time last year.
ABC News Elise Worthington May 2, 2013
Queensland police say they are catching an increasing number of drug-affected drivers across the state.
Since random roadside drug tests were introduced in 2007, police have tested more than 95,000 drivers in Queensland.
In 2007 one in every 39 drivers tested positive for illicit drugs, and a year later it was one in 50.
But by last year the incidence of drug driving had increased to one driver in 20.
ABC News Charmaine Kane 2 May 2013
A man on Queensland’s Gold Coast whose dangerous driving killed three men in two years has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
A Southport District Court judge today declared Kyle John Sheldon a serious violent offender.