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And the money keeps rolling in for high value speeding fines

By johnboy - 28 July 2011 30

ACT Policing has issued another motorist with a $1811 Traffic Infringement Notice for high-range speeding early this morning (Thursday, 26 July), following on from a similar offence late on Tuesday evening.

Around 12.30am, Tuggeranong General Duties members were conducting laser speed detection along Drakeford Drive, Isabella Plains when they observed a vehicle travelling at excessive speed approaching the target area.

The vehicle’s speed was checked by the officers at 154 km/h in the 80 km/h zone.

Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the 20-year-old male driver, who is the holder of a provisional licence, and issued him a Traffic Infringement Notice which resulted in a $1811 fine and the loss of six demerit points, leading to an immediate loss of licence.

Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Jeff Knight said that catching two motorists in two nights travelling at such high speeds was extremely concerning.

“It is hard to comprehend that people are repeatedly travelling at such excessive speeds in our urban areas. Only the night before, the same officer stopped a motorist travelling at 164 km/h in the area”.

“What does it take for people to understand that speeding is not only extremely dangerous, but it’s also illegal. The chances of surviving a collision when travelling at such speed are marginal at best,” Sergeant Knight said.

ACT Policing would remind all motorists to remain vigilant about the speed at which they are driving. The 2011 road toll currently stands at seven, with five of these fatalities having excessive speed as a contributing factor.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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And the money keeps rolling in for high value speeding fines
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dks00k 3:25 pm
28 Jul 11
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I bet he is there for the Hat Trick tonight……..

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Mr Gillespie 4:33 pm
28 Jul 11
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Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

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Tooks 4:40 pm
28 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

How is he going to do that?

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Erg0 5:02 pm
28 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

Funny how you think the thing he did wrong was to fail to check for cops. Sums up your mindset pretty well, I reckon.

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Mr Gillespie 5:16 pm
28 Jul 11
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Tooks said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

How is he going to do that?

You look around the areas for cars marked “POLICE”. You check to see whether there any cars driven by people in blue uniforms.

In other words, DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Oh and Ergo, just what the hell do you mean by “mindset”!!

On the subject of mindset, I have to question the mindset of some of the people here who defend speed cameras and other enforcement (I am talking about long straight highways not school zones), tell me simply to slow down to avoid paying the “voluntary/idiot tax”, accuse me of whingeing about revenue raisers (often with aforesaid argument), and adopt the lynch mob mentality on people who drive only moderately above the speed limit even if the speed limit is 40 for a few metres at the Glenloch Interchange.

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andym 5:28 pm
28 Jul 11
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Cops need to switch their lasers from stun to vaporise

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andym 5:32 pm
28 Jul 11
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Oh and this is the same stretch of road where 3 people died when their vehicle left the road and crashed into the underpass and burst into flame……

Try harder guys…

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Jim Jones 5:44 pm
28 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

You look around the areas for cars marked “POLICE”. You check to see whether there any cars driven by people in blue uniforms.

Same procedure one should use when stalking newsreaders, right?

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00davist 5:52 pm
28 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

How is he going to do that?

You look around the areas for cars marked “POLICE”. You check to see whether there any cars driven by people in blue uniforms.

In other words, DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Oh and Ergo, just what the hell do you mean by “mindset”!!

On the subject of mindset, I have to question the mindset of some of the people here who defend speed cameras and other enforcement (I am talking about long straight highways not school zones), tell me simply to slow down to avoid paying the “voluntary/idiot tax”, accuse me of whingeing about revenue raisers (often with aforesaid argument), and adopt the lynch mob mentality on people who drive only moderately above the speed limit even if the speed limit is 40 for a few metres at the Glenloch Interchange.

Look, Do whatever you like, Just dont come whineing when you loose your money, K?

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Mysteryman 7:05 pm
28 Jul 11
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There is no justification for this behaviour, but obviously it’s continuing regardless of the number of speed cameras we have, or the number of police on the road. Why can’t we have a dragstrip where people can get this sort of nonsense out of their system in a controlled environment and away from the likes of other motorists and pedestrians? Is that such an unreasonable idea?

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LEWi48j 1:35 am
29 Jul 11
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I live in Gordon; the ‘Redex Trial’, “Mt Pamarama” mentality prevails around here night after night and often in the early morning when the Lanyon Valley hoons are on the move. They have little loop routes they follow: up Drakeford Drive straight around Knoke Avenue twists and turns then down onto the flats to Woodcock Drive and back up to Drakeford to then commence on one of the other suburban loop ‘tracks’ in the Lanyon Valley . Just never seem to be enough police about to effect a break in the patterns that go on. Where do these people get the money for the souped up cars they drive at such young ages?

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Gerry-Built 3:12 am
29 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

adopt the lynch mob mentality on people who drive only moderately above the speed limit even if the speed limit is 40 for a few metres at the Glenloch Interchange.

“only moderately” is still ” in excess of”. There is only one, very short section on the parkway which is 40kmh; turning from the GDE toward Belconnen, where there is (or was until a fee days ago) a considerable fall-off the the left and to the right. You drive whatever speed you like; but accept the consequences – including being called stupid on this here forum when you get all uppity about being collared…

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Gerry-Built 3:13 am
29 Jul 11
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Tooks 7:01 am
29 Jul 11
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Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Did this driver even THINK to check whether there were any police around, before pulling this stunt?

…..and yet you keep calling ME stupid…..!!

God sakes……

How is he going to do that?

You look around the areas for cars marked “POLICE”. You check to see whether there any cars driven by people in blue uniforms.

In other words, DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

Oh and Ergo, just what the hell do you mean by “mindset”!!

On the subject of mindset, I have to question the mindset of some of the people here who defend speed cameras and other enforcement (I am talking about long straight highways not school zones), tell me simply to slow down to avoid paying the “voluntary/idiot tax”, accuse me of whingeing about revenue raisers (often with aforesaid argument), and adopt the lynch mob mentality on people who drive only moderately above the speed limit even if the speed limit is 40 for a few metres at the Glenloch Interchange.

*Facepalm*

No one’s ever died due to excessive speed on a straight highway (or other road). Keep paying the idiot tax, Mr G. At least you’re contributing something to society.

BTW a cop on the side of the road with a laser, will see you long before you see him (especially at night).

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alaninoz 7:07 am
29 Jul 11
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Mysteryman said :

There is no justification for this behaviour, but obviously it’s continuing regardless of the number of speed cameras we have, or the number of police on the road. Why can’t we have a dragstrip where people can get this sort of nonsense out of their system in a controlled environment and away from the likes of other motorists and pedestrians? Is that such an unreasonable idea?

You want a dragstrip? Go pay for one. I won’t object so long as you keep your hand out of my pocket.

I don’t think it would solve the problem anyway. The responsible revheads would use the dragstrip, the irresponsible hoons would continue to use the streets.

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