POLICE DISAPPOINTED: Kingaroy has had a disappointing start to the Christmas period according to police.
POLICE DISAPPOINTED: Kingaroy has had a disappointing start to the Christmas period according to police. Contributed

Disappointing start to Christmas on our roads

THE Christmas road safety message doesn't seem to be getting through to Kingaroy drivers after police said they were disappointed with the large number of fines issued over the past four days.

Since Friday, the first day of the campaign, officers have charged three drink drivers and two drug drivers from 71 roadside breath tests.

A 23-year-old Kingaroy man was charged with driving three times over the limit, unlicensed driving and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Police intercepted the Nissan sedan on River Rd, and the driver returned a roadside breath test reading of 0.152 per cent.

In the wet weather conditions, police issued 15 fines for life endangering offences, seven speeding fines and five mobile phone related fines.

The Christmas campaign sees police out in force with localised and state-wide traffic operations that will run until February.

In particular, police will be targeting the Fatal Five of speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, fatigue and seat belts.

"This Christmas, we just want to see everyone make it home safely and enjoy the time spent with loved ones. We don't want to meet you on the worst day of your life, this Christmas period," Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing Command Mike Keating said.

"We know the Fatal Five are consistently prevalent in road fatalities and we will be working hard to ensure we target these factors."

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