Dangerous, distracted drivers targeted in Operation Cold Snap

POLICE in Queensland have launched a statewide traffic operation to help improve road safety and reduce the number of crashes over the winter school holidays.

The campaign, dubbed Operation Cold Snap, coincides with the June-July school break and will include a high police presence on our roads and increased drug and alcohol testing.

It’ll also target the ‘fatal five’ crash contributors, including speeding, fatigue and distraction.


Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said anyone travelling on the state’s highways between June 29 and July 19 can expect to encounter police.

“Drivers who fail to comply with traffic laws and regulations place road users across Queensland at a high risk of being involved in a serious or fatal traffic crash,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.

“The current road toll in Queensland is 96, that is 14 less than this time last year.

“Research supports the fact that the fatal five are contributing factors in reducing the amount of fatal and injury traffic crashes.”

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.