Redcliffe is the third suburb in Moreton with the most number of crashes for the week ending on Sunday, 5 January 2020, as revealed by the latest data compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.
According to Moreton Police District statistics, six out of these 37 crashes reported happened in Redcliffe. It is third on the list, tied with Bribie Island also with six reported crashes. They were next to Caboolture with 14 reported crashes and Deception Bay with seven crashes.
“Hit and run” was the leading cause of traffic crashes. The second was public reported minor matters, most were as a result of poor parking in crowded shopping areas. Here are the other causes with the corresponding number of cases:
|Drive without due care||1|
|Fail to give way||2|
|Follow too close||2|
|Fail to maintain proper control||3|
|Dangerous operation of a vehicle||2|
Senior Sergeant Garth Peake said speed cameras were operated on 34 occasions across the district in areas at Redcliffe, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford and Kilcoy. A deployment on Klingner Road, Redcliffe detected 14 alleged offences with a high speed recorded at 88km/h in the 60km/h zone.
There were two cases of drink driving as well as two of drug driving in Redcliffe, which includes Moreton Island. Despite this, the police district reported that 2019 finished up on a positive note with a reduction in the recorded number of fatal crashes. In fact, the statistics show this to be the best result in the past ten years.
Further information can be found on the Moreton Police District website.