Driver charged with high end speeding
EIDSVOLD police have issued a reminder to drivers to drive to the road conditions after a tourist was charged with a high end speeding offence.
The incident took place between Mundubbera and Eidsvold and involved a police pursuit with the driver speeding in excess of 140km in a 100km zone.
The offence carries an immediate six month license suspension and a $1100 fine.
Operation Cold Snap was introduced during these school holidays, which aims to deal with the Fatal Five.
These are distraction, drink driving, speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and driver fatigue.
Eidsvold police Acting Sergeant Justin Staples urged drivers to comply with the road rules and to not speed after a few incidences from non-compliant drivers.
“Police are cracking down on the Fatal Five these school holidays,” Sgt Staples said.
“It is important that drivers are aware and are following the road rules, there is a zero tolerance for those who do not comply.
“We are out in force dealing with this behaviour.”
Police said the driver was automatically suspended from driving for a minimum of six months and fined.
❝ Police are cracking down on the Fatal Five these school holidays.
— Sergeant Justin Staples