Expensive weekend for speedy motorists

EASTER ended badly for 629 of the region's motorists who were busted speeding on Monday.

Mobile radars nabbed 322 speedsters and fixed cameras snapped 307 on Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton and Mackay roads on Monday.

Over the Easter break, one person died on the region's roads; 31 people were injured; 82 people were caught drink-driving from 25,611 random breath tests; 3001 drivers were caught speeding; 75 people were caught without seatbelts; 45 drivers were busted using their mobile phones; and 788 fines for other road rule breaches were issued.

A 32-year-old man was killed after his car hit a tree near Moura early on Saturday.

His death contributed to the state's road toll reaching eight. - Sherele Moody

Fast facts

Central Queensland Police region Easter holiday statistics from April 2-6.

People killed: 1

People injured: 31

RBTs: 25,611

Drink driving: 82

Speed camera detections: 1519

Mobile radar speed detections: 1482

Seatbelt offences: 75

Mobile phone offences: 45

Other offences: 788

Topics:  easter long weekend road safety speeding

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