ROAD SAFETY WEEK: Constables Matthew Bedding, Bradley Threkeld and Steve Freney taking part in LiDAR training in George St yesterday.
ROAD SAFETY WEEK: Constables Matthew Bedding, Bradley Threkeld and Steve Freney taking part in LiDAR training in George St yesterday. Mike Knott BUN240816LIDAR3

Cops out in force with speed guns

DESPITE drivers being urged to consider their behaviour on the road this week, not everyone is getting the message.

Across the Bundaberg Patrol Group region on Tuesday, 64 notices were issued for speed-related offences, with 24 drivers caught exceeding the speed limit by at least 13kmh but not more than 20kmh.

As part of Bundaberg Road Safety Week, Senior Constable Annette Monsour said officers undertook speed management training yesterday.

"These officers are completing the LiDAR course,” she said.

"With these guys trained up we'll be able to get out there and enforce the limits.”

Today's Road Safety Week focus is on sharing the road, and police are reminding drivers that cyclists and motorcyclists are legitimate road users and they need to exercise patience, courtesy and caution when sharing the road.

When travelling in speed zones up to 60kmh drivers cannot pass a cyclist within 1m.

In speed zones above 60kmh cyclist need to be given 1.5m.



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