Easter road safety in focus

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As part of the Easter road safety campaign police have issued 524 fines for speeding for the 24hrs to midnight Thursday; including three drivers on Yamba Road at Rockhampton travelling at more than 60km/hr above the speed limit. 

At 8.45pm a 19-year-old Rockhampton man driving a Ford Falcon was detected travelling at 141km/hr in a 70 zone.

At 10.46pm a 20-year-old Rockhampton man driving a Subaru was travelling 125km/hr in a 60 zone. 

Both men received a $1245 traffic infringement notice with eight demerit points and a six-month licence suspension. 

At 10pm a 38-year-old Rockhampton man driving a Holden Commodore has been served a notice to appear for drink driving (0.082) and speeding at 133km/hr in a 70 zone. 

Police have charged 48 drivers across the state with drink driving. 

Chief Superintendent, Road Policing Command, Ray Rohweder said road safety is your responsibly. Every decision you make on the road counts and drivers who decide to speed, risk their own and the lives of others.   

“Slow down and arrive safely this Easter,” he said.

 
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