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Queensland Drivers: If You Speed Today, Expect To Be Caught

Don't speed. Period. 

If that's not enough of a deterrent, maybe this is. 

The Queensland Police have announced that every tool in their arsenal will be out in full force over the next 24 hours to catch anyone driving over the speed limit. 

"Over the 24 hours of Thursday, November 16 police across Queensland will engage in a high level of enforcement targeting speeding and other breaches of Queensland Road Rules with the aim of improving road safety for all road users," The police statement read.

"Police will use of every available option in the road enforcement arsenal, including mobile speed cameras, LIDAR (speed detection), Roadside Drug Testing Units and increased patrols by marked and unmarked police cars across Queensland, in all districts.

"Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating, Road Policing Command said the Fatal 5 would also be targeted across Operation Safe Speed.

"'Speeding is just one of the Fatal 5, which also includes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, use of seatbelts, fatigue and driver distraction, which are all proven contributing factors to fatal and serious crashes causing injury,' said Assistant Commissioner Keating.

"'Exceeding the speed limit comes with a cost, be it a fine from or, more importantly, the human cost in the risk of death or serious injury to yourself, your loved ones, or other road users.'”

Just how much out of pocket could you be? 

• Less than 13km/h over the speed limit:
$168 + 1 demerit point.

• At least 13km/h but not more than 20km/h over the speed limit:
$252 + 3 demerit points.

• More than 20km/h but not more than 30km/h over the speed limit:
$420 + 4 demerit points.

• More than 30km/h but not more than 40km/h over the speed limit:
$588 + 6 demerit points.

• More than 40km/h over the speed limit:
$1,177 + 8 demerit points and 6 month suspension of licence.

You've been warned!

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