Be patient, stay safe
ON OUR recent family trip from Mundubbera to Maryborough, April 19, at 10am we were overtaken by nine motor vehicles within 15 minutes on the A3 Highway between Mundubbera and Gayndah. We were astonished!
I checked my speed... we were on exactly 100kmh. Most of the vehicles were large 4wds. Two passed us on the reduced speed area at the Binjour School. Another passed us on the reduced speed roadworks after the Binjour Bowls Club.
Again, we were overtaken at the reduce speed sign approaching the Binjour Range.
Obviously, this person did not want to follow us because we were obeying the speed limits.
At the end of the range, still on the double lines, we were quickly approached and passed by a large 4wd again. Yes, we were travelling at 100kmh. Closer to Gayndah there were six of our impatient motorists stuck behind a semi.
But my heart was inmy mouth, when the last vehicle, a new Toyota Landcruiser V8 Ute, tried to pass the entire convoy on a 200m straight. He failed and had to force in between two others.
At the Baramba Creek bridgeworks, after the traffic controller let us through, a performance Falcon passed us all in the 40kmh zone, narrowly slipping in front of us and the oncoming caravan. So fast, that we couldn't tell if the number plate was Queensland.
None of these vehicles had P plates, most of their vehicles are out of the price range for young people anyway.
What we have are very over confident and more experienced drivers. They have no respect for any other road user. They thrive in the adrenaline rush. They love a challenge. They take chances and gamble with their lives and ours.
Get educated. Obey the law. Take a look at our road toll! Steven Crofts Mundubbera