Motorists monitored these school holidays

Police are urging motorists to be cautious when driving this festive season.
Police are urging motorists to be cautious when driving this festive season. FILE

NORTH Burnett police are cracking down on driving offences to bring down the level of road fatalities this year.

The Wide Bay Burnett has seen an overall reduction of fatalities so far in 2017, with 24 in comparison to the 29 in 2016. Statewide road fatalities stand at 225 for the year.

Mundubbera police caught three motorists speeding on the Burnett Highway while out patrolling on November 30.

The motorists all received an on-the-spot fines and lost demerit points.

Sergeant Daniel Clarke said reckless driving would not be tolerated and reiterated how important it is that people are aware of the fatal five: inattention, speeding, drink-driving, not wearing a seatbelt and driving while fatigued.

"It is a reminder to all readers to obey the speed limit, especially during school holiday periods as there is an increase of travellers on the highway,” Sgt Clarke said.

"I'd like to remind motorists that every kilometre over the limit increases your risk to all road users.”

Mount Perry Police officer in charge Sergeant Troy Moxly said it was the number one priority to see car crashes reduced.

"We're always focusing on road safety, that's our priority,” Sgt Moxly said.

"In the last month or so the town has been quite good and have been following the fatal five, but there's still a lot of crashes which we're working on.

"We'd like everyone to be conscious of the fatal five these school holidays.”

Topics:  north burnett police road safety

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