Cops to target hoons over Easter

HOONS are in the sights of police throughout the Easter break, as they work ferociously to keep drivers from destroying themselves during the notoriously dangerous long weekend.

While the Queensland road toll in Queensland so far sits at 56, down 29 from the same time last year, authorities are growing desperate for change in New South Wales.

The road toll as of Friday afternoon was 107, 18 higher than the same time in 2013.

Already police in both states have reason to fear that this could be a traumatic time on the roads, not just for first responders but also for some dreadfully unlucky families.

A 67-year-old woman was killed in Queensland on Thursday afternoon as she crossed the road in Beaudesert. There have also been 30 people injured on our roads since Thursday and more than 800 Queenslanders busted for speeding.

In NSW on Thursday - the first day of the national road safety campaign - a 23-year-old man with two female passengers was clocked doing 200kmh on the Pacific Hwy near Kempsey on the mid-north Coast.

The man's international driving privileges have been suspended.

The road safety campaigns in both states run until Monday night.



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