Man caught speeding almost 100kmph over the limit
Police have released vision of a 51-year-old Wynnum man who was recently caught speeding almost 100 kilometres per hour over the limit.
At around 9am on April 10, an officer caught a motorcyclist travelling at 170 kilometres per hour in an 80 zone on Wivenhoe Somerset Road, Lake Somerset.
The man received a $1245 fine, eight demerit points and a six-month suspension.
“$1200 fine? If you pick up your mobile phone in the car, it’s a grand,” said Neil Breen.
“It’s a slap on the wrist, isn’t it?”
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Chief Superintendent of Regional Support Command Ray Rohweder said the speed was ‘mind-blowing’.
“Absolute stupidity,” he said to Neil Breen.
“Motorcyclists are well over-represented in our crash statistics and we’ve tried to get the message out – we’ve tried and tried and tried – and still this behaviour continues.
“Unfortunately this year, 73 per cent of crashes involving motorcycles, the motorcyclist has been at fault and speed is one of the big ones.”
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