Over­whelm­ing num­ber of speed­ing driv­ers

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

PO­LICE in Lowood have been shocked by the num­ber of driv­ers caught speed­ing through school zones dur­ing the first week of the fi­nal school term of 2018.

Dur­ing that time, 55 driv­ers were is­sued in­fringe­ments for speed­ing in school zones within the dis­trict.

One par­tic­u­lar driver was clocked go­ing 108km/h in a school zone and some peo­ple be­hind the wheel were pulled over for speed­ing two days in a row.

Ip­swich Coun­try Pa­trol Group In­spec­tor Dou­glas Mcdon­ald said it was ex­tremely dis­ap­point­ing to see the num­ber of peo­ple who were bla­tantly ig­nor­ing the road rules.

It comes in the same week teenager Danielle But­ter­field was killed af­ter she was hit by a maxi taxi while rid­ing her bike at Mount Tarampa.

“Peo­ple just need to be aware of the po­ten­tial con­se­quences if they’re not driv­ing to the con­di­tions and the speed limit,” he said.

He said driv­ers needed to be driv­ing to the con­di­tions with storm sea­son in full swing.

“Just be­cause a speed limit is 60km/h or 80km/h, if the con­di­tions dic­tate it’s safer to drive un­der­neath it, then do so,” he said.

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