ACT Policing issued 97 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 42 cautions over the ACT Family and Community day long weekend (28 to 30 September) despite drivers being put on notice about increased highway patrols.
Traffic Operations identified 75 speeding offences during this period; including one driver caught driving 60km/h over the speed limit.
On Saturday, a 19-year-old Belconnen man was caught driving on Caswell Drive, Aranda, at 120km/h in a 60km/h zone. The male was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for $1,811 and the loss of six demerit points.
Acting Superintendent Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said the ACT Family and Community Day long weekend results showed some drivers still aren’t getting the message about road safety.
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“The results show that some drivers are still taking risks on Canberra roads and it’s just lucky there were no major traffic incidents over the weekend.”
“With the Labour Day long weekend coming up, we’re appealing to drivers to consider the consequences of unsafe driving, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.
Double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences over the Labour Day long weekend from midnight on (Friday, October 4) to midnight (Monday, October 7) inclusive.
The ACT road toll for 2013 currently sits at six.