Eyes on the road Moreton

Road fatalities have increased in the last week.
Road fatalities have increased in the last week.

THE following information relates generally to road related enforcement operations and statistics reported for the Moreton Police District which includes statistics for Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Woodford, Kilcoy and Moore Police Divisions.

The statistics relate to the week ending on September 10. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road fatalities
As of midnight on September 10, the Queensland road toll stands at 172 fatalities, identical to the same time last year and an additional nine from last weeks' tally. Southern Region is sitting on 38 fatalities, nine less than last year and five up on last week.

Moreton District is currently sitting on nine fatalities from eight crashes, one up on the same time last year.

A fatality occurred on Craigs Road, Upper Caboolture last Wednesday.

A 22-year-old-woman from Redcliffe was test riding a horse on a private property when it picked up speed, ran onto the road and the rider fell off.

The woman struck her head and was unable to be revived.

Horses are still considered as traffic hence the incident being classified as a fatal traffic incident.

An early morning traffic enforcement was conducted across the southeast corner last Thursday where officers were deployed commencing from 2am in the morning.

In the Moreton District alone, officers detected one drug driver, three unlicensed drivers, 16 speeding offences, one red light offence and three other offences.

Traffic crashes

There were 30 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, seven more than last week.

Follow too close and fail to give way crashes accounted for nine of the incidents.

Six of the incidents were hit and run related crashes.

The causes:
• Hit and run x 6
• Due care x 4
• Fail to give way x 3
• Public report x 5
• Follow too close x 5
• Dangerous Operation x 1
• Medical condition x 1
• Defective vehicle x 1
• Unsafe reverse x 1
• Animal x 1
• Pedestrian Fail give way x 1
• Drink drive x 1

Crash locations:
• Redcliffe - 3
• Deception Bay - 6
• Burpengary - 5
• Caboolture - 11
• Bribie Island - 3
• Woodford - 1
• Kilcoy - 1
• Moore - 0

Disqualified/unlicensed driving
Twenty-four unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, eleven less than last week.

Of those, eight lost their plates for seven days, two for 90 days and there were two vehicle forfeitures.

Offence locations:
• Redcliffe - 3
• Deception Bay - 9
• Burpengary - 1
• Caboolture - 7
• Bribie Island - 3
• Woodford - 1
• Kilcoy - 0
• Moore - 0

Drink/drug drivers

Fifteen drivers were detected across the Moreton District and ten drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system.

On September 5 at 10.56pm, a 42-year-old Redcliffe man was stopped on Ashmole Road Redcliffe after being observed swerving his vehicle across to the left of the roadway.

The driver supplied a road side test and was returned to Redcliffe station where it is alleged he became belligerent and he refused to supply a specimen of breath.

The driver was given two opportunities and the ramifications explained.

It is alleged that the driver stated that he was of the opinion that police did not know the law and that they were not allowed to test him.

He has been charged with failing to supply a specimen of breath and is due to appear at Redcliffe Court on October 31.

On September 9 at 12.55am, a 20-year-old man from Sandstone Point was intercepted on Old Gympie Road, Narangba as a result of his manner of driving.

He allegedly stated that he had consumed four home brew ciders and one beer that afternoon.

When returned to Burpengary he returned a reading of 0.16 per cent BAC.

He is due to appear at Caboolture Court on September 26.

Offence locations:
Drink Drive / Drug Drive
Redcliffe 2/ 0
Deception Bay 1/ 2
Burpengary 2/ 5
Caboolture 5/ 2
Bribie Island 0/ 1
Woodford 3/ 0
Kilcoy 2/ 0
Moore 0/ 0

Speed camera
Speed camera was operated on 37 occasions across the district in the last week in areas at Redcliffe, Bribie, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford and Kilcoy.

Additional operations were also conducted by officers from Road Policing Command.

The Bruce Highway was attended on six deployments, where a total of 32 infringements were detected.

The highest speed recorded here was 126km/h in the 100km/h zone.

Two deployments on Oxley Avenue Redcliffe returned 61 detections with a high speed of 78km/h in the 60km/h zone.

A deployment on Elizabeth Avenue at Redcliffe detected 25 alleged offences with a high speed of 92km/h in the 60km/h zone.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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