Motorcyclist nabbed 42km over the limit on the M1

A motorcyclist has racked up a big fine and nine demerits, trying to get home before the rain hit.

She was caught doing 142 km/h in a 100 km zone northbound on the M1 at Tanah Merah on Friday afternoon.

The Rochedale South woman will have to pay $1,664 after she was fined for speeding, unlicensed riding and also caught with a defective vehicle.


62 motorcycle riders have been killed on Queensland roads this year.

Commissioner Ian Stewart recently said Queensland has had a devastating start to the Christmas holidays, with 16 people having lost their lives since the commencement of the road safety campaign on December 9.

“Excessive speed continues to be a significant issue in Queensland with about one in four road fatalities involving a speeding motorist.

“Speed management and enforcement remains a priority for police as we do everything we can to create a safer environment on our roads,” Commissioner Stewart said.

With the start of the Christmas holiday period upon us Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating, Road Policing Command is again urging motorists to slow down.

“We all know that during the Christmas break there are a lot of people travelling, leading to a high volume of traffic on roads across Queensland and an increased risk of crashes.

“Motorists can expect a saturation of speed enforcement activity right across the state with police targeting drivers putting themselves and all other road users at risk,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.