Six drivers caught going more than 40kmh over the limit

WITH 500 speeding fines handed out, 12 crashes and 19 drink drivers, Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater wasn't impressed.

The Easter Road Safety Campaign saw a massive 700 infringement notices given out by police and 5500 random breath tests conducted in Central Queensland.

It also saw the first fatal crash in the Capricornia police district over the Easter break for several years.

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A man, 32, was killed after his car crashed into a tree near Moura on Saturday.

There were a total of 12 crashes in the region, many of which Snr Sgt Findlater said could have been avoided.

He said he was most concerned about six drivers caught going more than 40kmh over the speed limit.

One was doing 180kmh in a 100kmh zone along the Leichhardt Hwy, near Theodore.

"We had two motorists caught in Rockhampton... both travelling more than 50kmh over the speed limit," Snr Sgt Findlater said.

"One was 111kmh in a 60kmh zone; the other was 129kmh in a 70kmh zone.

"Those sort of speeds leave you nowhere to go if something goes wrong; you have no reaction time and that is just stupid behaviour."

While 19 drink drivers were detected over the campaign, the highest reading was 0.2%.

Road Safety

5500 random breath tests

700 infringement notices, 500 for speeding

19 drink drivers

12 crashes, one fatal


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