Speeds out of control

SPEEDING drivers are keeping Tiaro police busy, as they battle to curb dangerous behaviour on the notorious Bruce Hwy.

Police caught six vehicles travelling at more than 30kmh over the speed limit on the highway in the first two weeks of this month.

One driver was clocked at 146kmh at Gunalda and another at Curra was caught travelling at 145kmh.

The speed limit on the highway is 100kmh.

These figures were released a day after traffic branch police revealed they had caught a driver doing 167kmh in a 60 zone at Maryborough and pleaded with motorists to slow down these school holidays.

District traffic boss, acting Sergeant Chris Burke, said speed cameras across the district had netted a further 230 speeding drivers between September 17 and 23.

"We had 28,000 vehicles go past and 230 (speeding) detections, so we are looking at about one in every 120."

Sgt Burke said people needed to be vigilant of how fast they were going at all times.

Motorists also needed to adhere to reduced speed limits at road works, which were still valid even when no workers were present.

"All those signs are official traffic signs ," Sgt Burke said.

 

SPEEDS ON THE BRUCE HWY

04/09/12 138kmh at Bauple

06/09/12 134kmh at Glenwood

11/09/12 146kmh at Gunalda

12/09/12 145kmh at Curra

13/09/12 137kmh at Bauple

15/09/12 133kmh at Gootchie



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