Most students in Logan, and Queensland, are headed back to school today so drivers are urged to be cautious and remember the 40kph speed limit.

After one of the most horrific long weekends for road fatalities in the state the Queensland Police Service (QPS) are pleading with motorists to drive safely.

Since Friday night September 29, ten people have been killed in crashes with driver error being one of the contributing factors to a number of these crashes.

The QPS will continue their campaign to keep roads safe and enforce the road rules with an aim to identify driver behaviour that put other road users at risk.

Between April 17 to June 23 this year there have been 2642 infringement notices issued by police officers in school zones in Queensland.

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) road safety campaign Operation Spring Break was conducted across the school holiday period with nearly 9,000 traffic offences detected across the state.

During the operation a sad milestone was reached with 200 deaths on the state’s roads recorded this year.  So far in 2023, 217 people have lost their lives on Queensland’s roads.

During Operation Spring Break 2023, police conducted 47,870 Roadside Breath Tests (RBTs) and 2435 Roadside Drug Tests (RDTs) with 623 drink drivers and 547 drug drivers detected. Police issued 3904 tickets for speeding tickets, 122 tickets for drivers or passengers not wearing a seatbelt and 81 tickets for drivers using their mobile phone.

“As we gear up for the final school term of the year, I do urge all motorists to remember school zones will be back in operation from today, so please slow down and drive safely,” Minister Mark Ryan said.

“We know one loss of life on our roads is one too many, but tragically there have been horrific incidents during September – many of which could have easily been prevented.

“Please drive responsibly and keep yourself, your passengers and all other road users safe.”

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