Watch on hoons
JUST TWO kilometres an hour can make the difference between a speeding fine and having a car impounded.
A 34-year-old man caught speeding on the outskirts of Gayndah was fined $531 and given six demerit points this week, Senior Constable Wyatt Telford said.
“He was clocked at 139km/hr in a 100km/hr zone,” he said.
“If he had been driving more than 40km/hr over the limit – at 141km/hr – and was a repeat offender, police can impound the car.”
The man, who was driving on a provisional licence, had his licence cancelled 12 times previously.
He was also driving a defective vehicle, which attracted a further fine and one demerit point, Snr Constable Telford said.
To counter hooning, police have a dedicated hotline. To report hoon activity, phone the Hoon Hotline on 13 4666. If possible you should tell the operator the make of vehicle, type of hooning activity, the registration plates, and the date, time and place of the event.
To report crimes phone 1800 033 300 or go to https://crimestoppers .com.au/.
Senior Constable Wyatt Telford If he had been driving more than 40km/hr over the limit – at 141km/hr – and was a repeat offender, police can impound the car.