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.