There will be more police out on the roads from today, as part of a massive operation targeting drug drivers.
It comes after a horror start to the year on Queensland roads, with 44 people killed already.
That’s more than 20 people more than this time last year.
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It’s prompted a state-wide police operation – Operation Tango Anaconda – which will run from today through to the end of June and will include random breath testing.
Police are finding that one in every five drivers is now returning positive results for drugs.
Acting Inspector Paul Algie says that with drugs the cause of almost 10 per cent of road fatalities around the country, the likelihood of crashes is increasing.
“If you are driving with drugs in your system you are 10 times more likely to be responsible for a crash.
“We know all too well that these crashes have very serious consequences that can directly impact your life, and those around you,” Acting Inspector Algie said.