Speedsters caught out in police Easter blitz


Soaked roads, heavy rain and increased traffic created disastrous conditions on Bundaberg roads over Easter, but that did not stop many from speeding through the region.

Bundaberg police had a heavy presence on the roads over the weekend, handing out 157 infringements to divers throughout the Wide Bay.

Bundaberg Road Policing Sergeant Marty Arnold says the majority of infringements issued were those speeding on the Bruce Highway.

"That's where we tend to concentrate our efforts, in high crash areas, and that's certainly the case this time.

"Two speeds of 140 kilometres an hour were recorded on the Bruce Highway on Sunday which was a wet day," Sergeant Arnold says.

Officers conducted close to 3,000 random breath tests on roads in the region between Thursday afternoon until Easter Monday.

Sergeant Arnold says overall they were fairly happy with driver behaviour, with a few exceptions.

"A number of motorist clocked an excess of 40 kilometres over the speed limit, nine drink drivers - two of which were five times over the legal limit - and six drug drivers," he says.

Six people tragically died on Queensland roads during the break, but thankfully no lives were lost in Bundaberg.