ACT Policing caught more than 593 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of February as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 593 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.
Some 311 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A further seven drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said this was an extremely disappointing result and drivers should have the message by now that speeding is dangerous.
“If you’re speeding, what may have been a minor collision if you were sticking to the speed limit could end up being much more serious. Drivers need to remember speed affects their ability to stop their car to prevent collisions,” Superintendent Flower said.
“Drivers who willfully speed were gambling with their own lives, the lives of other drivers and passengers, and the lives of children, pedestrians and cyclists.
“Speeding is a choice people make and they can just as easily make the choice to slow down and save lives.
“I’m also concerned by the 154 motorists that received TINs for speeding in school zones during the month of February.
“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”