A number of motorists were caught speeding at the weekend travelling well above the posted speed limit, with one motorist travelling 82km/h over the sign posted speed limit.
A 22-year-old Charnwood man, on a provisional licence, was caught yesterday morning (Sunday, September 18) driving a black Nissan Skyline along Commonwealth Avenue at 142km/h in a 60km/h zone.
The driver received a fine of $1811 and the loss of six demerit points.
A taxi driver, with a paying passenger, was also caught in the above mentioned 60km/h speed zone on Commonwealth Avenue travelling at 102km/h — 42km/h above the speed limit.
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The 28-year-old Belconnen man received a $664 fine and the loss of four demerit points.
Superintendent of Traffic Operations Kylie Flower said that speeding is a major factor in collisions with injuries and fatalities in the ACT, and motorists must be aware of changes to speed limits and road circumstances.
“During Floriade sections of Commonewalth Avenue are sign posted 60km/h to allow the safe passage of pedestrians to and from the flower festival. It’s important that motorists remain vigilant and stick to the sign posted speed limits at all times. The same goes for construction zones,” Superintendent Flower said.
On Friday, September 16, two Traffic Operations members intercepted a motorcyclist on a Suzuki Hayabusa 1300cc motorcycle doing 171km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Federal Highway near Eaglehawk. The 24-year-old man was issued with an $1811 fine, the loss of six demerit points and a defect notice for an un-roadworthy bike.