High range speeding in Middlemount, QLD

A 39-year-old man has copped a significant fine after being clocked at almost 80km/h over the speed limit on his dash home from work near Middlemount on Friday, Queensland Police say.

Around 9am a Road Policing Command officer detected his Ford Falcon reaching 178km/hour in a 100km/hour zone on Fitzroy Development Road at Jellinbah.

The driver was issued with a high range speeding infringement which includes a $1,077 fine, the loss of eight demerit points and a six-month suspension.

We hope our intervention will make this Falcon driver think twice before trying to fly home again.

Excess speed is a contributing factor in approximately one in five fatal traffic crashes on Queensland roads.

/Public Release.