70 speedsters nabbed daily

The State’s peak motoring body has expressed frustration drivers continued to risk their lives behind the wheel, after shocking figures revealed two new mobile cameras caught more than 70 drivers speeding each day.
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As reported in the Courier Mail, trailer cameras set up on the Gateway Motorway in both directions between Nudgee Beach and Deagon were responsible for 26,030 infringements between April 2017 and January 2018.

RACQ’s Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said it was frustrating some drivers refused to take the road rules seriously.

“Road conditions can change in a split second and speeding reduces the driver’s ability to safely react in time,” Mr Spalding said.

“Drivers have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others and speeding is one thing they can control.”

Mr Spalding said these camera locations were identified because of crash history, or, in the case of the Gateway Motorway site, roadworks.

“Reduced speed limits are in place for your safety and the safety of road workers,” he said.

“If that’s not enough of a reason, then there’s the threat of a fine of at least $168 and at least one demerit point, because you will get caught.”

Mr Spalding said it was also disappointing another camera, set up on the Bruce Highway near Northlakes caught 1315 speedsters in the six weeks from mid-February to the end of March, which was an average of 31 a day.

“Drivers need to rethink the need to speed. If you’re concerned about traffic or getting to your destination faster, then leave earlier and factor in the extra time.”

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