A NEW eye-catching fleet of police motorcycles have been launched in Queensland, set to increase visibility for road policing across the state.
Where the decals have traditionally been blue and white with orange and yellow trims, they will now be predominantly yellow.
In addition, five unique motorcycles will be rolled out, incorporating the Fatal 5 messages of speeding, seatbelts, fatigue, driving distracted and driving affected by drugs or alcohol.
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Minister for Police Jack Dempsey said the new design was safer and more colourful.
“We want to minimise trauma on the State’s roads and the new motorcycles with brighter colours, and increased reflective area will reinvigorate the operational capacity of road policing,” Minister Dempsey said.
“We’re putting more police on the beat to crack down on traffic infringements and enhance road safety for Queensland families.”
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the Fatal 5 motorcycles would be utilised across Queensland for enforcement duties.
“The community’s safety is our priority and over the past years we are identifying that people are becoming more reliant on mobile technology in their daily lives and that using these devices when driving significantly increases crash instances,” he said.
“The new motorcycles are used for marked patrols, speed detection and random breath and drug testing operations.”