Unmarked police cars in force
DRIVERS intending to travel on the region’s roads this long weekend have been issued a warning by the Gympie District Traffic Branch.
Senior Constable Chris Watson said, besides the large number of Gympie police watching the region’s roads, the State Traffic Task Force would be patrolling the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Gladstone in their unmarked cars and motorbikes.
He said Gympie officers would focus on traffic offences committed in the region while the state’s task force would focus on the southern corner of Queensland.
Gympie officers joined forces with the task force this week to target registration and licence offences in a two-day traffic operation called Operation G-Osprey.
Nearly 200 vehicles were pulled over in the two days with 90 tickets issued and four arrests for traffic matters.
A driver was clocked at 147kmh in a 100 kmh zone and another doing 77 kmh in a 40kmh school zone.
“There’s a lot of traffic on the road,” Snr Const Watson said.
“Just stick to the rules and stay safe.”