IDIOT DRIVER: Caught double the speed limit at dusk
A MAN has been caught travelling more than double the speed limit on a quiet 80kmh Nikenbah road.
The 45-year-old was clocked going more than 160kmh in a 80kmh zone on Maggs Hill Rd at dusk on Tuesday night.
Maryborough Patrol Group Road Policing Unit officer in charge Senior Sergeant Tony McCarthy said it was common sense that going double the speed limit was very dangerous.
"When we see speed limits on the road that's the maximum speed," he said.
"Being in a rural area there is a possibility of livestock and kangaroos as well as other road users.
"There are also intersections that are quite dangerous."
Snr Sgt McCarthy said the man did not offer any excuse for travelling 80km over the speed limit.
"There is no lawful excuse to travel at those speeds," he said.
The man was not charged with any other offences.
"People are subjected to impoundment of vehicles if they continue to go at high speeds," Snr Sgt McCarthy said.
Those travelling more than 40kmh over the limit will automatically lose their licence for six months.
The man will appear in Hervey Bay court at a later date to face the speeding charge.
Snr Sgt McCarthy said in recent weeks police had not caught any other motorists travelling at such high speeds, but he said it was not uncommon.
"We get them on the Bruce Highway and occasionally on suburban roads," he said.
Snr Sgt McCarthy said since Friday night 52 people had been issued tickets in regards to speeding offences on the Fraser Coast.