Russell Stewart

Holiday road toll doubles as safety blitz nears end

THE Queensland holiday road toll doubled today after two people were killed in a horror crash in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The death of a man and woman brings the state's road toll to four, one less than the corresponding time last year.

Over the past 12 days Queensland Police have embarked on a road safety blitz targeting the fatal five: speeding, fatigue, impaired driving, failure to wear a seat belt and driver distraction and inattention.

Police figures until midnight on January 2 revel there have been 213 traffic crashes across the state resulting in 254 people being injured.

More than 148,400 breath tests have been done, resulting in 847 motorists being charged with drink driving, far less than the corresponding time last year

Sixty two people have been charged with drug driving.

Across the state 7895 motorists have been caught speeding, 523 caught using their mobile and 492 caught not wearing a seatbelt.

Operation Crossroads will conclude tonight at midnight.


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