100 vehicles spotted in dangerous ‘speed trial’ on M1

DOZENS of P-Plate drivers have been spotted flouting the law during a speed trial on the Pacific Highway.

Gold Coast police say they have been left frustrated, disappointed and angered at the dangerous antics which saw approximately 100 vehicles taking part in the dangerous convoy on Friday night.

“Roads are not racetracks. We could very easily have had carnage on the motorway last night, resulting in funerals of young people,” Senior Sergeant McGrath said.


“Their actions were just crazy and we were fortunate no one was injured.”

They were spotted by the Police helicopter on the M1 at Yatala around 10.25pm on Friday.

The vehicles quickly dispersing when they realised Polair 1 was tracking them.

Within the group Polair 1 identified up to 15 vehicle travelling at speeds ranging from 150 to 200km an hour, with one vehicle allegedly travelling in excess of 200km an hour.

Police intercepted and seized that vehicle at Nerang, charging an 18-year-old driver, from Bundall.

“High speed crashes have devastating effects and too often those involved are killed or seriously injured.”

“To have a large number of cars speeding together on the motorway is extremely dangerous and could have so easily ended in tragedy.”