Police urge drivers to slow down
TABLELAND Road Policing Unit issued 23 infringement notices last weekend across the region with 20 of those being for speeding.
Two of those motorists were detected travelling at speeds more than 40km/h over the speed limit and received a $1177 infringement notices and licence suspensions.
A 31-year-old Portsmith man was intercepted on the Malanda Atherton Road, Malanda at about 6pm Saturday clocked at 118km/h in 60km zone.
A 27-year-old Clifton Beach man was detected travelling at 141km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Kennedy Highway at about 11am Sunday.
Police reminded drivers that speeding either by itself or in combination with other factors increases the likelihood of injury or death when a crash occurs.
Faster speed increases the stopping distance when an unforeseen event occurs and increases the chance of a crash occurring. It is not safe to speed in any circumstance.
As the Christmas period is upon use, police are reminding motorists that alcohol affects your ability to drive.
It can slow your response time and can increase the risk of being in an accident.