Police keep roads safe during Easter long weekend

SAFETY FIRST: Queensland police were out in force for the Easter road safety campaign from Thursday to Monday, conducting several RBTs.
SAFETY FIRST: Queensland police were out in force for the Easter road safety campaign from Thursday to Monday, conducting several RBTs.

Queensland police were out in force over the Easter period as they undertook an Easter road safety campaign.

Police targeted high risk road user behaviour, including the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seat belt.

At the time of press, officers conducting Operation Easter Break had issued a total of 6868 traffic infringement notices across Queensland.

Across four days, there were more than 15,711 motorists detected by speed cameras and 3722 speeding infringements issued by officers state wide.

A total of 148 people were injured as a result of 109 traffic crashes and two people died at a fatal crash at Tiaro, south of Maryborough, on Monday night.

Officers had performed 63,296 random breath tests and 286 people had been charged with drink driving.

Almost 1400 speeding motorists will be issued with infringement notices, including high range speeding offences.

This includes a Southport man who was caught travelling 131km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Cunningham Highway at Tarome.

The 21-year-old faces six months without a driver’s licence and was issued an infringement notice for speeding.

He also received a notice to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court for unlicensed driving.

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Beaudesert High was broken into and property was stolen on April 12 at 9.24pm.

A front window of the school tuckshop was smashed and drinks were stolen.

Police said CCTV footage was being analysed.


Property was stolen from a Brisbane Street home during the Easter long weekend.

The incident occurred some time between April 13 at 3.30pm and April 18 at 8.10am.

Police said a rear door of the house had been kicked in and a school bag, coins and a family heirloom brooch was stolen. 

Car theft

An orange, 2008 model Ford Falcon parked on Mitchell Street was stolen at 8pm on April 13.

A truck, parked outside a Mitchell Street home at the time, was broken into and keys to the Ford were stolen. 

Police said the truck window was smashed and keys for the second vehicle were taken from the glove box.



Property was stolen from a house under construction on Stegart Road 

Police said the theft occurred about 11.20am on April 13, while construction was in progress.

Property stolen included doors and window frames.

Anyone who saw a truck leaving the area at the time is urged to contact Boonah Police.

Easter update from Fassifern Police

A spokesman said police were happy with the behaviour of locals and tourists throughout the Fassifern over the Easter long weekend.

However, speeding continued to be a major issue on Queensland roads and a large number of fines were issued.

People with information on these and other crimes can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Policelink, 131 444.