July 5, 2022

Police from Goomeri and the Gympie Patrol Group have been catching dozens of motorists speeding in the 100km/h zones on the Burnett and Wide Bay highways.

In recent incidents, police detected and issued fines to:

  • June 18 – A 20-year-old Harristown man doing 123km/h on the Burnett Highway, Booubyjan
  • June 20 – A 30-year-old Tinana South man, 126km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Black Snake
  • June 22 – A 53-year-old Woolooga man riding a motorcycle, 130km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Goomeri
  • June 22 – A 31-year-old Mundubbera man, 137km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Kilkivan
  • June 26 – A 23-year-old South Nanango woman, 123km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Kilkivan
  • June 26 – A 51-year-old Granville man, 135km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Cinnabar
  • June 27 – A 24-year-old Araluen man, 123km/h on Seibenhausen Road, Goomeri
  • June 29 – A 22-year-old New Auckland man, 130km/h on the Burnett Highway, Booubyjan
  • June 29 – An 82-year-old Moura man, 127km/h on the Wide Bay Highway, Kilkivan

Twenty-one drivers were also detected exceeding the speed limit by at least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h, which incurred a $275 fine and a loss of three demerit points.

And a further eight drivers were charged with exceeding the speed limit by less than 13km/h, which incurred a $183 fine and the loss of one demerit point.

Police have urged motorists – particularly during the school holidays with the increase in traffic – to slow down and pay attention to speed signs and their speed.


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One Response to "Police Target Speeding Drivers"

  1. Obviously the current fines and demerit points are not high enough to discourage some people from speeding.

    Maybe if the police impounded speeders’ cars for a week it would produce better results then fines and demerit points. People inclined to breaching the speed limit would be a bit more encouraged to remain within the speed limits, especially if they had to be without their wheels for a week. Make it two weeks and longer for repeat offenders.

    Still keep the fines, because they help with government revenue. And the demerit points are still worth keeping as I’m sure they discourage drivers from speeding, especially when their points are getting close to the limit.

    Never gonna happen though.

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