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Twenty-Two Speeding Drivers Caught in Three Hours

Twenty-Two Speeding Drivers Caught in Three Hours
Photo by Taras Makarenko

Twenty-two people were issued infringements for speeding during a three-hour police operation at Yatala yesterday.

Non-traditional enforcement methods were employed along Stanmore Road to detect those breaking the law.

Four people were issued infringements for speeding at more than 40km/h over the sign-posted speed limit of 80km/h. The highest speed recorded was a motorcyclist travelling at 172km/h.

One learner driver, who was detected at 116km/h, also received infringements for driving unaccompanied and not displaying his L-plates.

Superintendent David Johnson said police continue to see high speeds detected on Queensland roads despite an increased police presence as part of Operation Cold Snap.

“In the first week of the operation, we have issued more than 3,100 infringements for speeding,” Superintendent Johnson said.

“This means more than 3,100 people have made a decision to put their own life and the lives of others at risk by speeding – and they are only the ones we have detected.”

Yesterday’s operation conducted by the Road Policing Task Force is part of a state-wide high-visibility police operation to change driver behaviour and reduce the lives lost on our roads.

“People can expect to see us when they least expect it,” Superintendent David Johnson said.

“The message is simple – slow down and save lives.”


If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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