Speeding drivers say I won't get caught



A GRANDFATHER doing 145kmh with his daughter and young grandchild in the car was among more than 2000 motorists caught speeding in Central Queensland in the past fortnight.

As of yesterday, Central Queenslanders had racked up at least $200,000 in speeding fines since the holiday traffic campaign began on December 7.

The grandfather used "being in a rush'' as an excuse after police intercepted him at Yaamba en route to Rockhampton.

Central Highlands police caught a Brisbane mum doing 141kmh on her way to Mount Isa.

A miner was clocked at 140kmh on the Capricorn Highway, driving home from work.

Central Police Region traffic co-ordinator Inspector Lyle Mitchell said of the 2024 people caught speeding, 634 were in the Rockhampton district.

"I think we might have a whole group of 'it won't happen to me' people out there,'' Inspector Mitchell said.

"They're thinking about everything else but 'What if I lose control of this motor car?' ''

Alcohol, fatigue and speeding have killed 48 people on Rockhampton district roads over the past five years.



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