TWO drivers, $2495 in fines and 16 demerit points in a matter of hours.
The shocking speeds at which police allege two drivers were travelling on suburban streets is a timely reminder for motorists to slow down and survive the drive these school holidays.
Police allege a Beaconsfield boy, 17, was driving a Holden Rodeo ute on Mackay Bucasia Rd at 9.16pm Thursday when he was clocked doing 131km/h in the signed 80km/h zone.
Mackay Road Policing Unit officers intercepted the boy and questioned him on whether he was aware of the alleged speed.
“I want you to finish high school,” the officer told the teen.
The boy was fined $1245 and stripped of eight demerit points.
Just hours earlier, a 21-year-old Bowen man was allegedly travelling at 120km/h in a 70km/h zone on Woodlands Rd at Bowen.
Police intercepted the Holden Commodore about 6.45pm.
The Bowen man was fined $1245 and lost eight demerit points.
Mackay Crime Prevention Unit Senior Constable Steve Smith said being fined by police and losing points from your driver’s licence was an inconvenient and costly process.
“Causing an injury or worse to an innocent member of the public because of a preventable traffic crash is considerably worse,” Senior Constable Smith said.
“Speeding at any level increases the risk of a crash happening.
“Speeding at levels like these is a choice – a poor choice.”