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Police Urge Drivers to Behave

Drink drivers have marred an encouraging start to the Easter break on Queensland's roads.

Thousands of police have been patrolling roads around the state as part of the national Operation Crossroads Easter road safety campaign.

Inspector Ray Rohweder of the state traffic support branch says police are pleased no one has died on the state's roads.

However, they're disappointed with the behaviour of some drivers.

"We are happy with it so far in Queensland (that) there's been no fatalies but there were some disappointing figures overnight in relation to drink driving," Insp Rohweder told AAP.

"Across the state there was some very, very high readings being detected by police."

A north Queensland driver displayed a blood alcohol reading of 0.25, five times the legal limit, at Townsville on Friday night.

Further south in Bundaberg, police tested a motorist with a blood alcohol reading of 0.225.

"There was some other readings nearly four times the legal limits in other places," Insp Rohweder said.

"We're a bit disappointed about some of those readings."

A driver travelling at 152km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Beaudesert, south of Brisbane, on Friday also tested police's patience.

However, Insp Rohweder says the driver was the exception to the rule, with the number of people detected speeding down, compared with statistics from Easter last year.

Fewer drivers were detected travelling without seatbelts as well, he added.

Police are hoping drivers continue their good behaviour for the remainder of the Easter break.

"The message to people is to drive to the conditions, to be patient, and courteous to other road users," Insp Rohweder said.

"If they do that, they will arrive at their destination safely."