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Qld police nab 3200 leadfoots in one day

AAP logoAAP 24/12/2016

'Tis not the season to be speeding, yet more than 3200 Queensland motorists have been caught doing exactly that on day one of a road safety campaign.

The naughtiest was fined $1138 for doing 191 km/h in a 110 zone on the Pacific Motorway at Gaven, while an unlicensed motorcyclist was fined $1664 for riding at 142 km/h "to avoid the rain" at Tanah Merah.

There were also 68 drink drivers busted on Friday, the first day of the Festive Break phase in the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

The highest blood alcohol reading was from a 72-year-old Burleigh Waters man who registered 0.257 per cent, which was described as "horrendous" by Road Policing Inspector Kieryn Dermody.

She warned police would be ramping up testing for alcohol and drugs and would be using unmarked cars to pull over drivers.

"We will do everything we can to keep Queensland safe," she said.

The state has had an horrendous start to the holiday season on its roads, with 16 fatalities since December 9.

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