New police team focuses on dangerous driving

Posted: 10am 03 May 2022

A new Road Safety Focus Team is working to combat dangerous driving across the Moreton Bay Region.

The team, launched last week, will work with Moreton Bay Regional Council to stamp out a range of offences including unlicensed and disqualified driving, drink and drug driving, hooning and traffic-related incidents.

The focus team was formed in response to the many hooning and traffic complaints received in the Moreton District.

Inspector Lee Jeffries says road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

“Road safety is, overall, the responsibility of all police and residents across Moreton District,” he says.

“The new Road Safety Focus Team will allow us to have a more intelligence-led and concentrated attention on particular individuals and the irresponsible driving conduct that puts themselves and the community at greatest risk.

“Most people drive with a mature and responsible attitude.

“Regrettably, there are a smaller number of individuals who don’t care about the safety of others or road rules.”

Building a history

Inspector Jeffries says each time an incident is reported to police it is recorded, enabling a history to be built about a street, estate, road, vehicle or person.

Reports were previously sent to local Highway Patrol units, but some will now be handled by the focus team.

Inspector Jeffries is encouraging residents, particularly those who live near Moreton Bay Regional Council security cameras, to report all hooning incidents.

“By reporting all offences, this helps police narrow down dates and times and easily request the offence footage from council,” he says.

Hooning and traffic offences can be reported online or by calling Policelink on 131 444.

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