Police responding to complaints about vehicle speeds in the early morning in Tallebudgera intercepted a motorcyclist doing 95 km/h in the 60 km/h zone. It took some time to intercept the rider who was wearing headphones under his helmet. The rider was issued with an infringement notice for $420 and incurred a loss of four demerit points.
Another vehicle which was the subject of a complaint was also intercepted and dealt with by police along with a number of random breath tests.
Police are disappointed that the high speeds continue along this stretch of road which is a popular area for koalas, cyclists and horses.
A vehicle travelling at 90 km/h will travel 38 metres before the driver reacts and a whopping 83 metres stopping distance.
Locals in the area are considering a petition to have the speed lowered along the street. It appears there is a long standing culture of speeding along the road which is well signed and regularly enforced.
Enforcement will increase as we head into the end of school and festive season. Motorists are encouraged to view the below video relating to stopping distances.
For further information in relation to stopping distances, please visit this website: www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/road-safety/driving-safely/stopping-distances