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Gladstone teen loses licence after speeding on Bruce H'way

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A Gladstone P-Plater has lost his licence for six months after being caught speeding at Gympie.

The 19-year-old man was travelling on the Bruce Highway through Federal on October 26 when he was intercepted by police.

A Queensland Police spokesperson says the driver was exceeding the speed limit by more than 40 kilometres per hour.

The man was hit with a licence suspension, lost 8 demerit points and was fined $1,286.

Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho from Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol says when the P-Plater was quizzed why he was driving at that speed, he indicated that “he was just overtaking”.

“As far as I’m aware, no low flying jets were observed in the area that needed overtaking,” Senior Sergeant Panoho says.

“It has been proven time and time again the dangers of travelling at excess speeds on our roads.

“Road trauma affects everyone – don’t let your family’s door be the next one we knock on to tell them you won’t be coming home.”