Speedsters caught around Gympie

THE two highest speeding drivers clocked in a zone stretching from Mackay to Sunshine Coast on Tuesday were both just outside Gympie.

On day seven of Queensland Police's Christmas road safety campaign, a speed camera caught a driver going 145kmh in a 100khm zone on Mary Valley Rd at Long Flat, south of Gympie.

A station wagon was also clocked 45kmh over the limit, but on the 80kmh-zoned Glastonbury Rd at Widgee Crossing, west of Gympie.

At Carmila, west of Mackay, a sedan was caught travelling at 143kmh in a 100kmh zone.

There were 26 drink drivers caught statewide, including a motorist found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.231% at Torquay in Hervey Bay.

Five vehicles were impounded because of traffic offences in the central region that includes Bundaberg, Gladstone, Gympie, Mackay, Maryborough, Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast. - APN NEWSDESK


December 29

  • Deaths: 0
  • People injured: 15
  • Random breath tests: 7177
  • Drink drivers: 26
  • Random drug tests: 166
  • Roadside positive drug tests: 14
  • Speed camera detections: 2726
  • Speeding (other): 545
  • Seatbelt offences: 27
  • Mobile phone offences: 32
  • Other offences: 606

Source: Queensland Police Service