Police warn bikers are time bombs 03Jan07 SIX motorcyclists who outran Gold Coast police over the new year weekend were 'time bombs ready to explode', a senior traffic officer warned yesterday. Gold Coast police traffic co-ordinator acting Inspector Paul Biggin said the fastest of the bikes had been clocked at 212km/h on the Mundoolin Connection Road near Tamborine. "At that sort of crazy speed they will not be able to corner, and if you and your family are coming the other way in your sedan, they will go straight through you," he said. "Not only will they kill themselves, they will take out your whole family, so they really are time bombs on our roads. "We just find it amazing that people want to travel at speeds that high and endanger their own lives as well as other road users." Another motorcyclist 'flew past a police car at warp speed' on Smith Street Southport at an estimated 200km/h, at 8.30pm on Monday. And another was believed to be doing 200km/h plus when spotted by a police motorcycle trainer heading north on the M1 at Coomera between 6pm and 7pm on Monday. Insp Biggin said police had clocked another motorcyclist at 127km/h in a 70km/h zone on Beaudesert-Nerang Road at Witheren. "Police activated their lights and sirens and he increased his speed to 162km/h while still in the 70km/h zone," he said. "Then he overtook two vehicles on the wrong side of the road. "In another one we failed to intercept, the motorcyclist was doing 164km/h in a 100km/h zone near Canungra and he had a pillion passenger with him." Police sources told The Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday that the only way bikes travelling at these speeds could be successfully dealt with was with a police helicopter. "It (police helicopter) works in Melbourne and Sydney ... has for years, and there is no reason it would not work here as well, and it is an obvious police tool that could save lives," said one officer who would not be named. "But because the issue is so political in Queensland, our bosses won't go there at all, but in 2007 we should be able to radio one on the M1 or wherever and stop this crazy speeding ." On New Year's Day evening, police were shocked when a female driver crashed her car into a ditch on Ponds Road, Tanah Merah . "When she was asked to blow into the machine, she recorded an amazing 0.341, which is nearly seven times the limit," said Insp Biggin. "Another noteworthy one was when our officers pulled up another female driver at 1.30am and she had reading of 0.149 and there was her six-month-old baby was on the back seat." He said traffic officers booked 33 drink-drivers on New Year's Day night along with 32 over New Year's Eve and the morning of January 1. "Since the Christmas/New Year holiday road blitz period began on December 22, the Gold Coast district has had one fatality near Beenleigh and there have been 33 injury accidents with 50 people injured," he said. "Gold Coast police have carried out more than 27,000 random breath tests with a total of 138 drink-drivers detected. We have issued 1796 speeding tickets and 154 drivers have been booked for not wearing seat belts and there have been 2191 other traffic offences detected." The special holiday traffic operation ends at midnight on January 5.