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Police Multiple Motorists Intercepted for Speeding, Cassowary Coast

Innisfail Highway Patrol officers say they are disappointed in the number of motorists intercepted in the past few days who have totally disregarded the speed limit.

Senior Constable Tim Fay said 28 speeding motorists were intercepted from Thursday to Sunday, with seven motorists recording speeds of 30km/h or more over the speed limit within the Cassowary Coast area.

One motorist was travelling at 159km/h whilst overtaking a line of vehicles – Senior Constable Fay said

“When intercepted and questioned in relation to overtaking speeds, the driver acknowledged they can only overtake a vehicle at the signed speed limit and could offer no excuse as to why they were travelling at such a speed.

“It is a reminder to motorists that to overtake a vehicle, that vehicle must be travelling more slowly than the signed speed limit, and you cannot exceed the speed limit to overtake.

“You can’t overtake a vehicle travelling at the signed speed limit simply because it is travelling more slowly than the speed you want to drive at.

“Motorists need to slow down and drive at the speed limit,” Senior Constable Fay said.

Around 8 pm on Thursday, March 9, an 18-year-old Wongaling Beach man – a provisional driver’s licence holder – was intercepted allegedly travelling at 114km/h in an 80km/h zone on Tully Mission Beach Road, Tam O’Shanter. Around 10 pm on Thursday, a 30-year-old Aril Beach woman allegedly travelled at 123km/h in the 90km/h high crash zone along the Bruce Highway at Cowley.

Both drivers were issued with a $1,078 traffic infringement notice and six demerit points. A 46-year-old Bentley Park woman was intercepted on the Bruce Highway, Kennedy, around 3.30 pm on Sunday, March 12, allegedly travelling at 124km/h in a 100km/h zone.

A second motorist was also intercepted around 3.30 pm on Sunday along the Bruce Highway at Kennedy, allegedly travelling at 127km/h in the 100km/h zone. Both drivers were issued $646 traffic infringement notices and four demerit points.

Around 1 pm on Friday (March 10), a 28-year-old Cardwell man was intercepted riding his motorcycle at 142km/h in a 100km/h on the Bruce Highway at Damper Creek. 

Also on Friday, officers intercepted a 44-year-old Tewantin man around 6.30 pm along the Bruce Highway at Euramo. He allegedly travelled at 160km/h in a 100km/h zone. A 36-year-old Gordonvale man was intercepted around 6.30 pm on Sunday evening. It will be alleged he was travelling along the Bruce Highway, Vasa Views, at 159km/h in a 100km/h zone whilst overtaking multiple cars.

The three motorists were issued with a $1,653 traffic infringement notice and eight demerit points.

If you have information for the police, contact Policelink by providing information using the suspicious online activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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