Speed fines to pay for works

IT'S a case of what comes around, goes around as speeding drivers pay for projects aimed at slowing themselves and other speeders down.

Over the coming months, fines from road rule offenders will pay for new flashing school zone signs at Benaraby State School and Builyan State School.

The PCYC Gladstone Triple L program is also being helped along by those caught driving over the speed limit.

The program recently scored $11,913 to help 48 disadvantaged local young people get their driving licences.

Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said speeding fines were a necessary evil when it comes to keeping our roads safe.

He said the revenue was put to good use as the state government worked towards reducing Queensland's road toll to zero deaths.

"The Palaszczuk government refuses to accept road trauma as an inevitable part of using the roads, that's why we're working toward a vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries on Queensland roads and committed to reducing road fatalities to below 200 by 2020," he said.



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