Crackdown

Police video exposes stupid motorists

In the run-up to the usual Christmas crackdown on motorists, Queensland Police have released this video compilation of the stupid things some motorists do.

We’ve edited down the bodycam vision a bit as it gets boring.

However, it includes a rider doing 160km/h in a 60km/h zones, stupid drivers holding mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts and a drunk driver spinning his 4WD out of control on a damp corner when it hits white lines — all riders would know about that one!

Interestingly, bike cops were involved in several incidents including the detection of a driver at night on his mobile phone.

Queensland police are today launching Operation Romeo Sleigh to focus on road safety from this Friday (13 December 2019) and running until January 31.

“The Queensland Police Service is releasing this vision as a reminder to all motorists using our roads during this busy holiday period, to do safely,” they say.

There will be a similar crackdown on motorists in all states, with higher police patrols and speed camera deployments.

Just last month NSW police announced a crackdown on stupid driving in regional areas.

  1. I love the fact that the fines for mobile phone use have gone up although it isn’t enough. The penalties should be the same as for hooning because the operator of the vehicle is clearly and intentionally putting the lives of others in danger with their actions.

    Even after the increase to $1000 & 4 points (Qld) , I’m still seeing a LOT of morons (usually the 20-something females + mid-40’s+ tradies) who think they’re too smart for everyone else and think they’re capable of operating a vehicle and a phone at the same time.

    This is one fine that the government can increase to any figure they want but I still say that vehicle confiscation is going to be the only way to stop it.

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