News

Speedster caught almost 60kmh over the limit

A MAN was caught travelling almost 60kmh over the speed limit on Cooloola Coast Rd as a part of police's annual post-Christmas traffic blitz.

Police clocked the speedster at 139km in an 80kmh zone while on regular patrols in the region on Wednesday night.

Maryborough Patrol Group Road Policing Unit Senior Constable Terry Parker said in the last seven days about 90 people had been caught disobeying the speed limit.

He said police had also caught a handful of drink drivers, people not wearing a seat belt, motorists failing to give way and cyclists not wearing a bicycle helmet.

There is yet to be a serious crash in the region this year.

About 400 random breath tests have been conducted in the last seven days.

The lack of control when it comes to the road rules comes in the midst of the busy summer holiday period which is traditionally a high risk time due to a larger number of people on the roads.

Snr Const Parker said the start of the year had been encouraging.

"The motoring public appear to have received the Christmas message well," he said.

"Out of 400 hours of high visibility policing to only have 90 speeders speaks very well of road users."

Snr Const Parker said police would continue to be out in force, patrolling the roads, until the end of the school holidays.

"Our number one priority is to make sure all motorists get to their destination safely."

Police are also reminding drivers to observe the Fatal Five - wear a seatbelt, do not drive tired, do not speed, do not drink or drug drive and do not drive distracted.

If you see anyone driving erratically call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  cooloola coast fraser coast speeding



Loft predicts 'huge benefits' from timber-first policy

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has become one of the first councils in Queensland to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy.

Fraser Coast is the first in Queensland to adopt a WEP.

UPDATE: First council to adopt 'timber first' policy

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has become one of the first councils in Queensland to adopt a Wood Encouragement Policy.

Follow our liveblog of the first council meeting of 2017.

Waterholes: Fraser Coast hidden gems to cool off at

NATURAL BEAUTY: Tranquil Wongi Waterholes in the Wongi State Forest.

Here are some of the best swimming holes to check out.

Local Partners

Hervey Bay group to do final act of kindness before closing

"It was formed mainly to assist with camaraderie among ourselves and to support local charities in the Bay.”


Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

What's on: 11 gigs coming up at the Brolga

Xavier Rudd will be performing a benefit concert at the Brolga Theatre on January 21.

There's a gig for everyone with lots happening in coming months.

Why platinum selling Xavier Rudd won't charge to play M'boro

Australian singer songwriter Xavier Rudd at Bluesfest 2015

All funds raised at the show will go towards community support.

Why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella

Emma Watson in a scene from the movie Beauty and the Beast.

HARRY Potter star has standards when it comes to Disney princesses.

Wonder Woman a ‘disjointed disaster’, says DC insider

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

INSIDER says the much-hyped blockbuster will disappoint.

Kid nails Swift impersonation

Seven-year-old Xia Vigor nails Taylor Swift impersonation on the Philippine talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.

TAYLOR Swift has a seven-year-old doppelganger.

Ariana Grande 'hardest working 23-year-old on Earth'?

Ariana Grande

Not everyone was impressed with Grande’s self-proclaimed work ethic

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017

GREAT BUYS: There are some great rentals and houses to buy in South Gladstone. Head to gladstoneobserver.com.au for the top 10 homes under $100 to rent right now in the Gladstone region.

Investors may soon see a "profitable return” on properties.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!