Driver doing 120 in 60kmh zone caught in police blitz

One driver was caught doing 117kmh in a 60kmh zone.
One driver was caught doing 117kmh in a 60kmh zone. Sarah Harvey

A DRIVER doing almost double the speed limit west of the Sunshine Coast has frustrated police on the seventh day of the annual police blitz on our roads over Christmas.

The driver was busted doing 117kmh in a 60 zone on Kilcoy-Beerwah Rd in Stanmore on Monday.

The top speed caught by police was recorded by a driver on the Warrego Highway near Karrabin who hit 144 in a 100 zone. 

In the seven days from December 23 to 11.59pm Monday night, two have been killed on Queensland roads and 201 injured.

Police have breath tested 65,923, with almost 5500 of them on Monday alone.

From those, 375 were driving over the BAC limit of 0.05.

Of the 375 drug driving tests, 42 failed, although these are yet to be properly analysed.

In this most notorious of weeks on our roads, 3895 people have been caught speeding, 199 were not wearing seatbelts, 277 were stuffing around on their mobile phones and 3670 were caught for "other offences".

That amounts to 8041 people breaking the law on Queensland roads.

The Christmas road blitz, codenamed Operation Crossroads, targets speeding, fatigue, drink and drug driving, seat belts and distractions.

The campaign runs until January 3.


Topics:  christmas driving operation crossroads road toll traffic

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