The Central Region Road Safety week is to be held in August with an increased emphasis on the detection of offences linked to the Fatal Five causes of serious and fatal traffic accidents namely Drink/Drug Driving, Seatbelts, Inattention and distraction, Speeding and driving Fatigued.
Each day during the road safety week police will be out in force to spread the road safety message through driver education initiatives and enforcement strategies.
By now most people would be aware of the huge emphasis that police place on road safety due to the high rates of fatal and serious traffic accidents occurring across the region and police make no apology for targeting unsafe drivers who place us all at risk by having a poor attitude to road safety.
Recently Police conducted two Random Drug Testing days in Cooroy with specialist police officers visiting from the State Drug Testing Unit and the Road Policing Command with a number of drivers returning positive samples for allegedly having unlawful drugs in their systems whilst driving.
Six drivers are now awaiting saliva results from the Government Analyst pending Court Appearances and loss of license.
Regular drug testing and Random Breath testing days are again scheduled for Cooroy in the near future to further deter drivers from driving whilst impaired so be warned if you use unlawful drugs then do not drive a motor vehicle.
Cooroy Police and the Sunshine Coast Crimestoppers Unit also conducted a very successful “Turning the Screws on Crime” event which saw several hundred cars from the community fitted with one way screws to prevent vehicle number plate theft and other crimes associated with this offence.
It was pleasing to see so many people take the time out of their day to have the screws fitted free of charge to their vehicles which shows that the message of being proactive about your own personal and property safety is getting through to the community and that it is not just the police who are responsible for keeping our communities safe but the entire community itself.
A huge thank you to Stan, Carol, Pauline and the troops of the local State Emergency Service who supplied the equipment and manpower for the event and also the local Cooroy Rotary Club for supplying helpers and conducting a sausage sizzle.
The old saying that Australia runs on the backs of the volunteer are so very true.
Remember that any Information that may assist in the detection of crime and drugs can be passed on by phoning your local police station or by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.
Information can be supplied anonymously and cash rewards offered if the information is verified and an arrest made.
Quantities of methamphetamines more commonly known as ICE are also starting to be located around the area so police are very keen to stop the spread of this very dangerous and highly addictive drug so any information in regards the use and or supply of this drug would be very much appreciated.