Drivers clocked hitting almost 200km/h on the Gold Coast’s M1

HALF a dozen vehicles have been clocked travelling at speeds close to 200km/h along the M1 on the Gold Coast.

The state’s most high-risk speeding motorist was allegedly clocked on the Coast on Christmas Eve.

They were allegedly nabbed travelling at 187km/h in a 110 zone on the Pacific Motorway.


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A further three vehicles were clocked travelling at 184, 182 and 172km/h at Gaven, Coomera and Yatala, police said.

On Christmas Day, a fifth driver was allegedly detected travelling at 186km/h along the M1 at Yatala, while a sixth allegedly reached speeds of 177km/h along the same stretch of the motorway on Boxing Day.

So far, four people have been killed and more than 100 people injured on Queensland roads since December 23.

More than 270 drivers have been caught drug or drink driving, while almost 10,000 have been clocked speeding.

Queensland Police continue to target high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3.