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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




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