Traffic police are hitting the streets and reminding drivers to slow down in school zones.
Traffic police are hitting the streets and reminding drivers to slow down in school zones. Brett Wortman

Traffic police out in force

POLICE are reminding drivers to slow down through school zones now that the spring holidays have come to an end.

An alarming 129 drivers were caught speeding on the Fraser Coast last weekend, as traffic police hit the streets to target motorists returning home from their holidays.

A speed camera detected 18 vehicles going too fast, while fines were handed out to another 111 drivers also caught over the speed limit.

A total of 160 infringement notices were issued for various traffic offences across the district, including defective vehicles, use of mobile phones while driving and failing to stop at stop signs.

Police also conducted 1522 random breath-tests between Friday and Sunday, and netted 10 drink-drivers.

A number of those returned high-range readings.

One driver was caught at .167 while driving through in Hervey Bay in the early hours of Sunday.

The 24-year-old was picked up on Main St about 4.30am.

Another driver blew .166% at Urangan on Saturday night.

Maryborough Traffic Branch boss Sergeant Tony McCarthy warned drivers that police would continue to be out in force, despite the end of the busy holiday period.

"Schools are back in and drivers need to be aware of additional traffic on our road network, in particular children on bicycles," he said.

"District police officers are continuing to enforce road rules in our area, in particular at intersections where traffic crashes are occurring.

"Police have focused their attention on intersections for the past two days and will be maintaining high visible presence on major highways in the coming days."
 



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