Did you know that the Gold Coast City Council has a skipper program which enables the designated driver to have free soft drinks at participating licenced premises? Find out more at www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Many remain unaware that special provisions allow police to lay charges of operating a vessel whilst under the influence, as well as unsafe operation of that vessel (which includes jet skis). Read about the Gold Coast man charged with unsafe operation of a jet ski which resulted in his wife losing her leg.
The Queensland Police Service have advised that during weekend operations, they performed nearly 3000 random breath tests with 17 offenders detected. Police will continue with this traffic operation over Easter. Read more here.
The Southport District Court today disqualified a driver for life after he pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm. Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin website.
64 drivers were netted in an operation conducted by Gold Coast police over the weekend in Broadbeach. Police have confirmed that the blitz will continue and that Gold Coast residents are “on notice”. Read more in the Courier Mail or Gold Coast Bulletin.
A Queensland University of Technology study has revealed that most people caught for drink driving had done it in the past without being caught. The study also found that the court failed to deter some offenders from committing the same offence again. Read full article at the Sydney Morning Herald.