Over 500 motorists were caught speeding in one week (January 31 to February 6) as ACT Policing begin their month long campaign targeting speeding motorists.
This is over four (4) times the usual enforcement rate for this offence. In the previous week (January 24 to 30) there was 145 drivers caught for speeding and in the same period for 2010, 132 drivers were caught.
The zero tolerance traffic enforcement campaign was launched last week in cooperation with ACT road safety authorities, targeting the serious traffic offences that contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads.
As part of this months campaign ACT Policing will be focusing on drivers in school zones as students return to school, enforcing the 40km/h speed limit.
19 people have been caught drink driving in the same period (January 31 to February 6) with the highest reading being 0.205 by a 40-year-old man on a 0.00 licence and having five (5) previous convictions.
The highest reading from a 0.05 licence was 0.168. Of the 19 people caught, seven (7) are on 0.00 licences. One man, a 44-year-old, has six (6) previous convictions and is on a 0.00 limit.