Police detect 50 speeding offences in 3 hours over Easter

A GOOD road safety result on Gympie region roads may have been more good luck than good driving, if the story of one Gympie Road Policing Unit officer is any guide.

The unit's Gympie officer-in-charge, Peter Webster, said the officer had returned to Gympie Station reporting 50 speeding offences detected in three hours, on Brisbane Rd. "People just seem to be in a hurry," he said in the early afternoon.

With no fatal crashes in the Gympie region up to that point, Sgt Webster said he was hoping for a safe Easter.

Major roads were "saturated" with a highly visible police presence, as news kept coming in of a tragic death toll in other regions.

"The highway is chock-a-block at the moment," Sgt Webster said.

It had taken him "several minutes" to access the highway at Chatsworth. A station spokeswoman said crashes at that stage had not led to injuries.

"A three-vehicle crash on the highway at Kybong caused some traffic congestion on Saturday and there was a single vehicle crash in Randwick Rd, East Deep Creek the day before."

Gympie Times


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