Thousands caught speeding on Queensland roads despite pleas from Police

A staggering number of Queensland drivers have been busted speeding since the beginning of the annual Christmas crackdown.

4,873 motorists were detected by speed cameras across the State on Boxing Day.

That takes the total of speeding drivers to 14,012 in the four days of the Police operation.


Among the worst cases on Day Four, a 17-year-old P-plater was clocked doing 142 km/h in a 100 zone near Emerald.

He was fined $1218, lost eight points and had his licence suspended for six months.

Poice carried out almost 5,000 random breath tests on Wednesday, charging 179 drivers with drink-driving offences.

A 52-year-old man blew 0.185 after being pulled over in the Brisbane suburb of Taringa.

156 people have now been charged with drink-driving in the last four days.

45 drivers also tested positive to drugs on Wednesday out of 179 roadside drug tests, taking the total number of people charged to 88.