Police have made an unsettling discovery after pulling over a speeding Queensland driver on a busy motorway.
When the officer asked the woman behind the wheel to step out of the vehicle so he could inspect it, he discovered a young child crouched down behind the passenger’s seat.
As she retracts the driver’s seat, a seven-year-old girl emerges from behind it.
“You know she can’t be in there don’t you?” the officer asks the woman.
The officer told the woman she would have to arrange for another car to come and collect the girl.
“The two adults in the vehicle had seatbelts on and they elected to have the small child not wear a seatbelt,” Queensland police Acting Superintendent Ray Rohweder said.
The vehicle stop came as police pleaded with drivers to slow down, after 50 Queensland road deaths so far in 2021 — 18 more than this time last year.
Broadbeach Waters, with more than 28,000 drivers pinged.
Mount Gravatt, where nearly 19,500 infringements were handed out.
Loganholme saw 16,000 issued on the Pacific Highway.
The Bruce Highway at Burpengary East had a whopping 15,161 motorists breaking the law.
Kangaroo Point‘s Main Street saw 15,000 pulled over despite several warning signs in the area
“When you are doing four-to-five years in jail at Wacol for killing someone, I don’t know that it’s that much fun,” Superintendent Rohweder said.