The Cairns Road Policing Unit is urging motorists
The Cairns Road Policing Unit is urging motorists

Driver clocked 74km/hr over speed limit

QUEENSLAND Police Service Senior Constable Wallis has urged people to stick to the speed limits, "so you can stick around longer". 

Senior Constable Wallis' comments came after a 47-year-old man was clocked driving 154km/hr in an 80km/hr zone along the Mount Lindsay Highway yesterday. 

"That is 74km/hr over the speed limit," he said. 

"Against popular belief, police officers don't enjoy writing speeding tickets. Officers would rather write no tickets and have a day that doesn't involve speed related traffic accidents or deaths on the roads. 

"Every kilometre over the speed limit increases the risk to yourself and other road users." 

The driver was issued with a high range speeding fine of $1218 which includes the loss of 8 demerit points and an automatic six months driving suspension.

At 11:55pm the same day, a second male was detected driving 158 km/hr on the Pacific Motor Way, Springwood.

This resulted in the driver not only being issued with a high range speeding fine, but the vehicles registration plates were seized, and the car immobilised for 7 days as per the hoon legislation regarding type 2 offences.

 

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