Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Seeing Red This Holiday Season

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Seeing Red This Holiday Season

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Byline: Letea Cavander

SPEEDING motorists will see a dash of Santa Claus-red before they hear the sirens as Bundaberg Police patrol the region's highways and roads in two high visibility vehicles this Christmas.

And before the drivers can say Kris Kringle, the police officers behind the wheel of the vehicles will be able to see if the speeding car, truck or bike is registered, insured and wearing the right number plates.

"The vehicles are fitted with state-of-the-art mobile radar devices and Maverick computers, which are a direct link to Queensland Transport records," Sergeant Chris Burke said.

The Bundaberg Traffic Branch boss said the message that speed kills is falling on deaf ears.

From last Wednesday until Tuesday, 434 speeding offences were recorded in the district, which Sgt Burke described as an "unacceptable" figure.

And Bundaberg Police are upping the ante on motorists who think they can spot a road-side seed detection vehicle by using completely unmarked police cars to catch speedsters. …

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