Drivers ignore road rules

By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au

"When will they learn?''

That's the question being asked by Central region traffic co-ordinator Dennis Smith after hundreds of motorists ignored road rules over the weekend.

Insp Smith said almost 400 motorists had committed speeding offences and 44 drivers had been charged with drink-driving offences in two days.

He said it was "very disappointing'' that drivers had failed to take heed of constant warnings by police.

"Sometimes you just can't tell peo-ple ? we've been warning people we're out in force, but they just don't want to listen,'' he said.

Almost 900 traffic offences were committed in the two-day period, not including yesterday's public holiday.

"Out of 2967 Random Breath Tests conducted on New Year's Day (in the Central region) , 40 drink drivers were detected,'' he said.

Insp Smith said on top of the speeding and drink driving offences committed over the weekend a further 425 motorists had committed other life-endangering offences in the Central region.



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