ONE Gold Coast driver has been stripped of six demerit points and fined more than $500 after they were caught speeding through a 40km school zone at 78km/h during a recent police blitz.
Gold Coast parents have welcomed the recent increased police presence around local schools.
Over the past five days, 300 motorists have been breath-tested around schools in Nerang.
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Parking related infringements have been widespread, while four people have been charged on five offences, including driving unlicensed.
Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP says he fully supported the tough stance.
“I’m appalled that motorists who appear to be time-poor with no understanding of safety around our schools are infringing and putting our children’s lives at risk,” he said.
“The safety of children is of the utmost importance before and after school and I’m unhappy that so many motorists pay no attention to their well-being.
Mr Douglas said there was no excuse for double parking, parking on continuous yellow lines, parking in bus zones or on footpaths.
“Motorists are not only obstructing the views of other motorists and endangering lives, but they are giving lame excuses like ‘I’ve always parked here’ which also resulted in many infringement notices being issued,” he said.