Proserpine, Bowen and Calen police were involved in the operation on Wednesday, specifically targeting speeding drivers.
Proserpine, Bowen and Calen police were involved in the operation on Wednesday, specifically targeting speeding drivers.

Dangerous speeds clocked in Bruce Highway operation

A joint traffic operation yielded disappointing results for police who have hit out at the actions of motorists who break the law and endanger lives.

Proserpine, Bowen and Calen police were involved in the operation on Wednesday, specifically targeting speeding drivers.

"Disappointingly over a two-hour period, 15 motorists were detected with speeds ranging from 115km/h to 125km/h," Proserpine police Sergeant Mark Flynn said.

"This result is concerning in light of three fatalities occurring on the Bruce Highway between Proserpine and Calen last year.

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"Motorists are urged to take more care on the roads particularly with recent weather events making driving conditions more difficult.

"There can be no excuse for placing other people at risk on the roads by driving at high speed."

Sgt Flynn said police were also concerned with the "emergence of fatigued driving" as a contributing factor in road crashes.

"The chances of being involved in a serious traffic crash when driving tired are high with slower reaction times, reduced vigilance and higher risk taking," he said.

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"All of these factors combined make for a dangerously impaired driver who is not only placing themselves at risk but also other motorists."


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