Police impressed with safe drivers

ROAD BLITZ: Police stopping motorists in a blitz focusing on the Fatal Five north of Gin Gin.
ROAD BLITZ: Police stopping motorists in a blitz focusing on the Fatal Five north of Gin Gin. Eliza Goetze

THIS week marks the end of Operation Cold Snap and police said they are impressed with the behaviour shown by drivers in the North Burnett.

Cold Snap was a police push focussing on the Fatal Five behaviours, namely speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt, fatigue, distraction and drugs and alcohol.

Eidsvold Acting Sergeant Justin Staples said there were no complaints, nor were there any major incidents in the region.

"We didn't catch anyone, which was good news and it shows people are taking the whole campaign seriously,” Sgt Staples said.

In the Wide Bay there were 136 motorists issued with traffic infringement notices for speed-related offences.

Across the Burnett, all police officers were full of praise for those driving during the school holidays.

Monto Senior Constable Matt Stark said the majority of drivers were well behaved during the traffic blitz.

"We haven't noticed any problems these past few weeks and drivers are following the road rules,” Snr Const Stark said.

"We've got to make sure they keep following the rules and to continue their good efforts as the school season has just begun, and that drivers monitor the 40kmh in all school zones.”

Now school is back for a new term, driving above 40kmh in a designated school zone can result in a fine of $365 and three demerit points.

Topics:  fatal five north burnett operation cold snap police campaign queensland police service

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