3300 done for speeding on just the first day of Easter

POLICE are continuing to plead with motorists to take greater responsibility on our roads with more than 3,300 drivers caught speeding on day one of the Easter Road Safety Campaign.

The driver of a utility was recorded travelling at 194km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on the Sunshine Motorway at Mooloolaba yesterday.

A total of 58 drink drivers were detected while 52 drivers returned positive results for driving under the influence of drugs on day one.

A 45-year-old Dunwich man was charged with drink driving after allegedly returning a B.A.C. of 0.247 per cent, the highest reading of this year's Easter Road Safety Campaign.

Police will be out in force over the Easter holiday period as officers target drivers ignoring the Fatal Five - speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, not wearing a seatbelt, inattention and fatigue.

The five-day operation will run from Thursday March 24 to midnight March 28.

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