Police frustrated by drivers as blitz nets 7128

POLICE have busted about 500 drivers a day for the past two weeks, netting 7128 for driving offences in the latest state wide blitz.

Operation Q Blitz 2 focused on the "Fatal Five" including speeding, drink driving, fatigue, distraction and not wearing a seatbelt.

A region-by-region breakdown showed the North Coast area, from Caboolture to Bundaberg, had one of the highest number of offences with 1263.

Queensland Police Service's data on the offences by area:

  • Brisbane - 1632
  • South-Eastern (Gold Coast, Logan) - 1347
  • North Coast (Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Gympie, Maryborough, Caboolture) - 1263
  • Southern (Toowoomba, Ipswich, Warwick, Dalby) - 886
  • Central (Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone) - 739

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said with Queensland road toll already at 85 - 16 above where it stood last year - it was time for motorists to take better care of themselves.

"Nothing is worth endangering the lives of our loved ones and other road users," he said.

Commissioner Ian Stewart said those breaking the law were not just putting their lives at risk, but risking the lives of others.

"It is frustrating to see some drivers not heeding the warnings and obviously not getting the message."

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