Two men caught at high speeds on same road within 10 minutes

UPDATE: Two men have been caught travelling more than 40km over the speed limit within the space of 10 minutes on the same Fraser Coast road yesterday.

Police stopped a 21-year-old man on the Pialba-Torbanlea Rd about 7.20am yesterday.

The P2 provisional driver was travelling at 142km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The driver could offer no reasonable excuse for his high speed.

He was issued with a traffic notice for $1245, lost eight demerit points and received a six month licence suspension.

Ten minutes earlier on the same road at Burgowan, a 46-year-old male motorcyclist was detected travelling at 147km in a 100 zone, receiving the same penalty.

EARLIER: A 21-year-old Hervey Bay man has been caught travelling more than 40km over the speed limit at Takura.

Police stopped the man on the Pialba-Torbanlea Rd on Tuesday about 7.20am.

The P2 provisional driver was travelling at 142km/h in a 100 zone.

The driver could offer no reasonable excuse for his high speed.

He was issued with a traffic notice for $1245, lost eight demerit points and received a six month licence suspension.

There have been a spate of high speed offences in recent times on the Fraser Coast.

A 22-year-old Maryborough man was stopped on July 27 on the Maryborough Cooloola Road, Tuan at 1.25pm for a high speed of 142km/h in a 100km/h zone.  

He also allegedly registered 0.054 per cent BAC.  

The man was subsequently charged with high speeding, drink-driving and unlicensed driving.  

He is due to appear in the Maryborough Magistrates Court on August 21.