ON WATCH: Constable Chris Metcalf is keeping an eye out for speeding motorists in the Dalby area.
ON WATCH: Constable Chris Metcalf is keeping an eye out for speeding motorists in the Dalby area. Will Hunter

Dalby police catch 6000 drivers speeding in 5 months

DALBY drivers have clocked up more than 6000 speeding fines in five months from just the one camera in operation.

The Dalby Road Policing Unit crunched the numbers, showing 300 a week were exceeding the speed limit.

Police released the shocking speeding statistics this week, ahead of Queensland Road Safety Week, which starts on Monday.

Patrol Inspector Michael Bianchi said that number was simply an "unacceptable driving practice", given speed was a major factor in many crashes.

Inspector Bianchi said it was time to stop accepting death and serious injury as "part and parcel of using our roads".

The 6001 speeding offences in five months, almost half the population of Dalby, is not a daily tally.

The single camera is shared around the patrol group.

Insp Bianchi said Queensland Road Safety Week was about challenging the status quo.

Queensland Road Safety Week

  • Dalby PCYC will hold a road safety event on Wednesday, August 19.
  • Phone the PCYC on 4672 2400 for more information.
  • Visit www.jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/road-safety-week.
  • Each day of the week  will focus on different road safety behaviour, kicking off with distractions on Monday, speed on Tuesday, fatigue and restraints on Wednesday, sharing the road on Thursday and drink and drug driving on Friday.

Which of the fatal five do you think causes the most danger on our roads?

This poll ended on 14 September 2015.

Current Results

Speeding

15%

Drink and drug driving

24%

Failing to wear a seat belt

2%

Distraction and inattention

40%

Driving while fatigued

17%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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