Constable Dale Saville checks speeds in a Rocky school zone yesterday.
Constable Dale Saville checks speeds in a Rocky school zone yesterday. ALLAN REINIKKA

Police nab school zone speedsters

SIXTEEN drivers were nabbed for speeding through school zones in the Rockhampton district on Wednesday and police are out in full force again today.

In one of the worst cases, a driver was caught doing 66kmh – 26km over the speed limit.

The driver lost four demerit points and was fined a hefty $333.

Acting central region police traffic Inspector Ewan Findlater said across the central region, there were 64 speeding offences on Wednesday, a jump from last year’s 36 caught on the first day of school.

As thousands of kids from around the region make their way back to school this week, Inspector Findlater urged motorists to drive to the speed limit.

“With the mix of small children and a large traffic influx in a short period of time it’s a dangerous place to be speeding,” Inspector Findlater said.

But speedsters aren’t the only danger around schools.

Inspector Findlater said a number of motorists were illegally parking at no-standing zones and near crossings.

“Parking illegally increases the danger and reduces the view of pedestrians,” he said.

Police caught 30 people in CQ for breaking other road laws.



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