DRIVERS in Gympie heeded the warnings to take extra care returning home from the long weekend.
Gympie Police Sergeant Kylie McLellan said there were no major crashes or fatalities on Gympie roads in the period between Good Friday and Monday morning.
"There was a big emphasis on traffic enforcement over the Easter period and a large police presence at Rainbow Beach due to the influx of campers," she said. Sgt McLellan said a high number of RBTs were performed, but fortnuately the majority of drivers returned negative results.
Police conduced many mobile and static patrols at the weekend and picked up a few speeders during the period and a couple of unlicensed drivers.
A Gympie man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after crashing through a fence and into a tree on Ashford Rd about 7pm Saturday. Sgt McLellan said the man, 30, was being tested for drug and alcohol use.
Gympie police were also called to many late-night alcohol-related disturbances at the weekend.
Police Minister and Member for Gympie David Gibson and Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson urged drivers to take extra care after the first fatality of the Easter period in Queensland on Sunday.
A woman died after a two-vehicle crash involving a car and motorbike on Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd, Birnam about 10.50am.
Commissioner Atkinson said 238 drivers were detected drink-driving, six drug-driving, 3057 speeding, and 156 failing to wear a seatbelt.
"It is always disappointing to see people drink-driving, speeding, and failing to wear seatbelts over the holidays."
As of 4pm yesterday, Gympie remained free of crashes.