WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN
IT’S a new year but old habits die hard for some drivers who refuse to slow down.
Last week, Gin Gin Police officers were out in force, checking the speed of motorists travelling south through the small highway town.
Gin Gin Constable Steve D’Anann said he was pleased with the majority of drivers during the holiday period, considering the tragic accident at the start of the holidays, north of Gin Gin.
“I am very pleased with the community as the drivers booked weren’t local to the area and the majority being from interstate.”
Constable D’Anann said motorists needed to be reminded of the Fatal Five, especially over the holidays when there were more cars on the state’s roads.
Speed is a contributing factor in many road accidents and drivers are risking three demerit points and a fine of $239 for driving 16kmh over the limit.
“In a matter of an hour the officers have booked eight drivers for speeding through the 50kmh zone in Gin Gin,” he said.
The community of Gin Gin wants fixed speed cameras at both ends of town to slow drivers down.
“We are called out to dozens of roads incidents every year and we are getting an increase in calls from the community requesting something to be down to slow down the traffic,” Const D’Anann said.
“Ask any Gin Gin local if they think the traffic through town needs to slow down. “They will say yes.” Police say it’s encouraging to know the locals are sticking to the speed limits and it would be great to see more community support for the installation of fixed cameras.
Ask any Gin Gin local if they think the traffic through town needs to slow down. They will say yes. Constable Steve D’Anann