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THPI teams up with the QLD police to raise awareness

We are so grateful to the Queensland Police Service for their continued support in ensuring Harry's story is told far and wide. They do amazing work when it comes to road and beach safety.

The Harrison Payne Initiative Inc is so proud to support the Police and to help families and victims of road and beach trauma.

Across the public holiday on Thursday, January 26 and through the weekend, Officers from Bribie Island and Highway Patrol conducted random breath testing and patrols on Woorim Beach, to ensure road rules were being observed on the sand.

We would like to thank the great majority of you for taking care and making great decisions on our beach.

During this period, police performed over 220 breath tests with no positive drink drivers detected - a very welcome result!

Considering the high volume of vehicles visiting the beach to make the most of the sunny weekend, we are also pleased that majority of motorists observed the road rules and only ten traffic infringements were issued.

A 21 year-old-man from Narangba was issued with an infringement for driving without due car and attention, after it is alleged he was fishtailing in the sand.

A 17 year-old Donnybrook man was issued with the same infringement, after it is alleged his 16 year-old female passenger was seen sitting on the vehicle window sill with her body protruding out the window.

Both offences occurred on January 26, on Woorim beach.

Driving with out due care and attention imposes a $575

fine and a loss of three demerit points.

An 18 year-old Caboolture man was issued an infringement on January 26, at Woorim when his passenger was found not wearing a seatbelt.

This infringement incurs a $1078 fine and four demerit points.

Other infringements issued, also resulted from motorists speeding and driving defective vehicles.

Family and friends of Harrison Payne who died as the result of a single vehicle traffic crash on Woorim Beach in 2021, were also in the vicinity over the weekend, raising awareness for beach goers about safe driving.

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