Fixed speed cameras on the way
Fixed speed cameras and tough treatment of repeat driving offenders will be introduced in new measures to slash the road toll.
Repeat disqualified, unlicensed and drink drivers will also have their cars impounded at their own cost.
Other measures announced today by Premier Peter Beattie at the State Government's Road Summit include more audible line markings, ignition interlocks for repeat drink drivers, signs warning motorists they are entering a speed camera zone and double demerit points for people caught driving 20kms/hour over the limit on the second offence.
Mr Beattie yesterday outlined the first initiatives as part of a new Campaign 300 to cut the road toll.
All the measures will be in place by Christmas.
"We are launching Campaign 300 to save lives and protect innocent Queenslanders from drivers who flout the law and don't think about the safety of others," Mr Beattie said.
He admitted the new laws would be tough, but said a firm approach was needed to nab repeat offenders.
The summit of researchers, academics, politicans, road victims and drivers' groups finished at noon at Parliament House today after considering proposals.
The State Government is also considering measures to better train young drivers and to tackle drug driving.