Man clocked at 153km/h on Burnett Hwy
POLICE were less than impressed after catching a man travelling more than 50km/h over the speed limit on the Burnett Highway.
Officers clocked the 25-year-old Runaway Bay man doing 153km/h just north of Eidsvold on Sunday.
The man told police he was trying to get to his destination quicker after a long day of driving.
He was handed a $1218 fine, lost eight demerit points and will receive an automatic six month suspension.
Sergeant Chris James of Eidsvold Police said the consequences could have been far worse.
“Two nights ago we had a car hit a horse, imagine if something came out at the vehicle at 153km/h,” Sgt James said.
“It wouldn’t have been a pretty picture for emergency crews had he hit something or someone at that speed.”
Police used the opportunity to remind motorists to be careful behind the wheel, in light of the upcoming Queensland Road Safety Week.
Sgt James reinforced the importance of the four Es of road safety: education, enforcement, engineering and environment.
“Road Safety Week is a chance for us to further educate drivers and draw attention to the fact that you have to drive to the conditions,” he said.
“The Burnett Highway can get very busy at times.
“We have B-doubles, caravaners and people commuting from down south to their jobs in Central Queensland.
“There are long stretches of highway that are unsuitable for overtaking so remaining patient is a thing we all have to practice.”