WITH no fatal traffic crashes over the Easter weekend as of noon yesterday, Central Queensland is leading the State in its reduction of road fatalities.
Central region traffic co-ordinator Acting Inspector Steve Hall said in April last year there were five fatalities in the region, including one over the Easter long weekend.
"We've had no fatals so far this month, so that's extremely good," he said.
"If we can maintain that for the rest of the year I'd be ecstatic."
While there have been eight fatal crashes in the region so far this year, Insp. Hall said this was two fewer than at the same time last year.
But with many people returning home from their Easter holidays today, Insp. Hall reminded motorists to continue to be mindful of their driving behaviour.
"Everyone is in a hurry to get back and aren't as attentive," he said.
"Get enough rest, plan your trip and make sure you take breaks."
Insp. Hall said speeding and drink driving were the two main problems in the Central region, with 15 drink driving and more than 300 speeding tickets issued on Saturday alone.
"Saturday and Sunday are normally the worst two days," he said.
"But we urge drivers to be mindful of their return trip today."
Since Thursday in the Central region there have been:
- 2616 RBTs
- 27 drink drivers
- 328 speed camera offences
- 652 other speeding offences
- 33 seatbelt
- 236 other traffic offences
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