Traffic patrols target at risk drivers

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Recently, Maroochydore Police conducted high visibility traffic patrols targeting Fatal Five offences in the Maroochydore Police Division.

The view from the random breath testing site on Alexandra Parade was amazing and Sergeant Cuthbert said he was pleased to see no drink driving, however, was disappointed in the number of other offences detected during the two day traffic patrols, in particular motorists driving without a valid driver’s licence.

Police are reminding drivers and owners of vehicles to keep their addresses current with Queensland Transport to ensure registration and licence renewal notices go to the correct address.

“Police continually run these types of operations so we are aware that high numbers of motorists still continue to commit life endangering offences whilst driving,” Sergeant Cuthbert said.

Over the two days there were 1,150 vehicles intercepted, with Traffic Infringement Notices issued for a variety of offences, including driving unregistered vehicles and excessive speeding.

Maroochydore Police will continue to target road users who continually put other drivers at risk but commend those that are also continuing to do the right thing.

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 crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

 
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