High-powered Falcon driver clocked at 40km/h over limit, prompting Jimboomba police safety call

lucky: Police say only luck saved fatalities with the latest stupid driving.
lucky: Police say only luck saved fatalities with the latest stupid driving.

A driver who had just graduated to his full licence lost it the next day in an incident which has horrified senior Jimboomba police.

The 20-year-old Jimboomba man was clocked at 142 kilometres per hour in an 80km/h zone on Teviot Road last week.

He was driving a high-powered Ford Falcon which he had reportedly bought from his sister the day before. It was gone within hours when he was stopped at 4.51pm on Friday.

The man was fined $1245 fine and had his licence suspended. A 19-year-old Flagstone woman copped the same fine in an incident on May 16. She was caught doing 130km/h, also in the 80km zone on Teviot Road.

The incidents come as a mid-year report reveals an eight per cent rise in fatal crashes in Queensland.

Jimboomba officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh said such driving was ridiculous.

Officers also handed out speeding tickets in a school zone on Johanna Street.

"We're reminding people that it is a school zone from 7am-9am," Senior Sergeant Waugh said.

State-wide, 91 people were killed on the roads in the first five months of 2020, up from 84 the previous year. One in four of all fatalities were motorcycle riders or passengers.

Beaudesert officers were also urging caution after a 74-year-old died on the Mount Lindesay Highway on May 10.