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RACQ and Traffic Offenders Program
RACQ Joins Forces with Traffic Offenders Program

RACQ Joins Forces with Queensland Traffic Offenders Program

Bridging the Education Gap RACQ has joined forces with the Queensland Traffic Offenders Program (QTOP) to help educate drivers about road safety. It is the first RACQ educational program targeting drivers between the ages of 17 and 59. Working with the Queensland Traffic Offenders Program enable RACQ to engage with an audience deemed high-risk and most in need of road safety education – drivers who have been apprehended for a punishable traffic offence. The three-week program aims to assist offenders from re-offending [...]

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QTOP at Grand Motors Toyota

QTOP at Grand Motors Toyota

We had a great morning educating on road safety at Grand Motors Toyota last week – it was great to see the enthusiasm from the attendees on learning about road safety – Thank you Grand Motors Toyota for allowing our Queensland Traffic Offenders Program to be part of this special morning. Here’s a glimpse of our Over 50’s Road Safety Refresher community event, held at the Dealership last Thursday. Thank you to all Guests for coming along, we trust you [...]

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QTOP Australian Road Safety Awards

Australian Road Safety Award Melbourne

QTOP at the Australian Road Safety Awards Queensland Traffic Offenders loves educating people on road safety. Our reward is being able to see the change in people once they have completed our courses. Hopefully we can add to our array of awards this week at the Australian Road Safety Awards in Melbourne. Many industries have benefited from implementing a strategic awards program. These industry sectors realized that a prestigious award program offered models and tools for implementing quality strategies, benchmarking best practices, [...]

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Drink driving: Queensland government releases discussion paper on proposed crack down

Queensland government releases discussion paper on proposed crack down http://qtop.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/blog-29032017.mp4 The Queensland government will consider whether to scrap work licences for drink drivers, under an overhaul of laws targeting boozed-up motorists. The suggestion is part of a wider range of measures in a discussion paper released for comment on Wednesday. One proposal would abolish restricted licences so all convicted drink drivers need to serve their licence disqualification period and would not be allowed to drive during the disqualification at all, even if it was [...]

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Judiciary - QTOP

JUDICIARY TAKES AN ACTIVE HAND IN LOWERING THE ROAD TOLL

A NEW DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES DRIVING OFFENDERS WITH THE HARD FACTS ON ROAD SAFETY, IS ABOUT TO OPEN ON THE SUNSHINE COAST. The Queensland Traffic Offenders Program started out as a not-for-profit advisory 12 years ago, and is now a referral organisation supported by lawyers, magistrates and parole officers to help advise driving offenders and ultimately save lives. Brooke Winter, a QTOP presenter and lawyer who practises on the Sunshine Coast, believes the program should become a vital ingredient [...]

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QUEENSLAND’S WORST DRINK DRIVER ALLEGEDLY KICKED OUT OF TRAFFIC COURSE FOR BEING DRUNK

QUEENSLAND’S WORST DRINK-DRIVER WAS ALLEGEDLY KICKED OUT OF A TRAFFIC OFFENDERS’ PROGRAM FOR BEING DRUNK BEFORE BEING SENTENCED FOR DRINK-DRIVING. Angela Bisson, 42, was found slumped at the wheel outside a Runaway Bay cafe in October last year and blew 0.48, or almost 10 times the legal limit. She was initially given a two-month jail sentence but on Tuesday this was slashed on appeal in the Southport District Court to a two-year term of probation. Now allegations have emerged the Gold Coast [...]

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OLDER DRIVERS NOT TEENS A BIGGER RISK OF DRUG DRIVING: NEW REPORT

THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS HIT THE ROAD, BUT IF THE LATEST STUDY IS A GUIDE DRIVERS AREN’T GETTING THE MESSAGE. A survey commissioned by the Australian Road Safety Foundation found 20 per cent of drivers aged 25 to 34 admitted to driving under the influence of drugs — and weren’t caught despite being tested. The study showed drivers in that age group were also twice as likely to drug and drive than those in their teens and early twenties. Disturbingly, the [...]

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JUDICIARY TAKES AN ACTIVE HAND IN LOWERING THE ROAD TOLL

A NEW driver safety program that provides driving offenders with the hard facts on road safety, is about to open on the Sunshine Coast. The Queensland Traffic Offenders Program started out as a not-for-profit advisory 12 years ago, and is now a referral organisation supported by lawyers, magistrates and parole officers to help advise driving offenders and ultimately save lives. Brooke Winter, a QTOP presenter and lawyer who practises on the Sunshine Coast, believes the program should become a vital ingredient [...]

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DRIVER JAILED FOR FATAL 2010 SMASH

THE grieving parents of Josh Braithwaite-Byrne cannot forgive the speeding hoon who ended their son’s life on a Gold Coast road. It has been two years since the 21-year-old died in a car crash but his family and friends were too distressed to attend the Southport District Court yesterday where John Pfeil was sentenced to four years in jail, suspended after 10 months. Pfeil, 35, had racked up six speeding fines in six years before he took a spin in Dover [...]

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P-PLATE DRIVER SCARE TACTICS

THE speeding car lurches out of his inebriated grasp and he braces instinctively for the horrific crash that could end his life — but Gold Coaster Marty Brooks is one of the lucky ones. Unlike the 331 drivers who died on Queensland roads last year, his nightmare is over the minute he ends the driving simulation test. The 19-year-old from Nerang is one of a rapidly growing number of young drivers voluntarily signing up for the Gold Coast Traffic Offenders Program [...]

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