GOTCHA: Police across Queensland are conducting Operation Cold Snap over the school holidays.
GOTCHA: Police across Queensland are conducting Operation Cold Snap over the school holidays. Mike Knott BUN240816LIDAR1

Drivers in state focus

WITH the first week of school holidays in full swing, Queensland Police are not taking any chances when it comes to staying safe on our roads.

The Acting Sergeant of the Emerald Road Policing Unit, Matthew Walters, said police across Queensland had prepared for the school holiday period with the implementation of Operation Cold Snap, a state-wide operation to be enforced throughout the school holidays.

"Local residents can expect to see a number of police resources utilised throughout this period with a particular focus being paid to the Fatal Five - speed, drink and drug driving, seatbelts, fatigue and mobile phones,” Sgt Walters said.

"Drivers are encouraged to take their time planning their trip and take as many rest breaks as possible. Please remember Stop Revive Survive.

"Emerald police are heavily involved in Operation Cold Snap as well, but will also be paying particularly close attention to a number of local areas around Emerald which have been the subject of recent traffic complaints.”

For more information about the Fatal Five or road safety, visit www.jointhe drive.qld.gov.au.


Creating support links

Creating support links

Emerald woman starts depression/anxiety support group.

Bush adventures kids will love

Bush adventures kids will love

Local author inspires big rural dreams.

What can you do?

What can you do?

Chance to learn life-saving skills.

Local Partners