Qld drivers slapped with speeding fine every 30 seconds

The State’s peak motoring body has pleaded with drivers to slow down, after shocking new statistics revealed Queenslanders were slapped with a speeding fine every 30 seconds last financial year.

Courier Mail reported 1.08 million infringements were logged across the State, which resulted in at least $230.44 million worth of fines being issued.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the Club’s latest Annual Road Safety Survey revealed 87 percent of motorists believed speeding was an issue in Queensland, yet the number caught doing so increased by more than 11 percent since last year.

“It’s disappointing we can admit this behaviour is a problem but more of us are continue to contribute to it, either intentionally or unintentionally,” Ms Ritchie said.

“We say this time and time again, but it’s clear drivers still aren’t getting this very simple message –slow down.”

Ms Ritchie said the statistics served as a disturbing reminder for drivers to stop and think about the dangers of pushing the limit.

“Speeding isn’t safe in any circumstance and there’s always no excuse for it,” she said.

“Anyone who wants to argue it’s revenue raising by the government, can simply choose not to speed.”