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150 down Parkes Way

By johnboy - 16 January 2012 27

ACT Policing has caught a 23-year-old man travelling 149km/h in an 80km zone along Parkes Way early this morning (Monday, January 16).

Around 6am police recorded the man travelling 69km/h over the speed limit. He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice and fined $1,811 and lost six demerit points off his licence.

In another incident, on Sunday (January 15) around 12.50am, police attended Ellerston Avenue in Isabella Plains after receiving information from the public that a man driving a silver Mercedes had failed to stop after colliding with a parked vehicle.

Shortly after their arrival, a member of the public contacted police to report a man driving a silver Mercedes erratically on Johnson Drive, with damage to the front end of his vehicle.

Police attended Johnson Drive and conducted a traffic stop. The man refused to undergo a roadside screening test and was taken to the Watch House.

He was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to court at a later date.

Shortly after midnight on Saturday (January 14) police conducted a random breath test on a motorbike rider on Hardwick Crescent, Holt.

The 19-year-old Kaleen man is a probationary licence holder, subject to 0.00 alcohol limit, and gave a positive reading for alcohol. He was found to have an alcohol content (AC) of 0.207. He was given Watch House bail and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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150 down Parkes Way
melon1234 6:02 pm 16 Jan 12

grunge_hippy said :

I saw the parked car and the mercedes that hit it on sunday morning. Did a good job. Lucky no one was killed. Ellerston Ave is a serious accident waiting to happen. If it isn’t dickheads speeding thinking it is bathurst, it’s people like this fool. I risk my life trying to get out of my street onto ellerston daily.

Much luckier than you think. A friend witnessed this, as he and some others were standing on the driveway and footpath opposite the car he collided with. Even luckier was that he someone managed to avoid driving through the front window of a neighbouring property after veering off the road into their garden, before driving off again and just missing another parked car. I’m told the guy was so intoxicated he couldn’t even walk unaided when arrested after engaging police in a 20km/h slow speed pursuit.

Apparently the egging brigade was also busy that night, to add to their ‘fun’.

Skyring 5:58 pm 16 Jan 12

johnboy said :

Seen the difference between running into a concrete wall at 5kmph v. 50?

Ah, but it’s the concrete wall providing the danger there. Put up concrete barriers across Northbourne Avenue, and you’ll have a lot of stunned motorists, going safely at the speed limit until the moment they hit the wall.

Which, of course, is the objective here.

devils_advocate 5:39 pm 16 Jan 12

johnboy said :

Seen the difference between running into a concrete wall at 5kmph v. 50?

I wish I could run at 50kph.

Boom-tish!

grunge_hippy 5:33 pm 16 Jan 12

I saw the parked car and the mercedes that hit it on sunday morning. Did a good job. Lucky no one was killed. Ellerston Ave is a serious accident waiting to happen. If it isn’t dickheads speeding thinking it is bathurst, it’s people like this fool. I risk my life trying to get out of my street onto ellerston daily.

I actually saw the owners picking up said merecdes on my way back home in the afternoon. I’m hoping the fool wasn’t allowed to drive again!

DrKoresh 5:31 pm 16 Jan 12

johnboy said :

Seen the difference between running into a concrete wall at 5kmph v. 50?

+100

johnboy 5:23 pm 16 Jan 12

Seen the difference between running into a concrete wall at 5kmph v. 50?

Skyring 5:20 pm 16 Jan 12

Keijidosha said :

Skyring said :

I myself have done about 180 km/h in a Golf on a public road similar to Parkes Way, albeit without the roundabouts every fifty metres or so.

Your medal is in the mail.

Geez, you’ll never make it as Governor-General. It’s like conducting a love affair by text, without the personal, hands-on touch.

My point, and I do have one, is that velocity in itself is not dangerous.

Keijidosha 4:52 pm 16 Jan 12

Skyring said :

I myself have done about 180 km/h in a Golf on a public road similar to Parkes Way, albeit without the roundabouts every fifty metres or so.

Your medal is in the mail.

Skyring 4:01 pm 16 Jan 12

bd84 said :

I cant believe that people caught doing 50kph+ over the speed limit still get to keep their licence, surely we should be consistent with other states in immediately suspending these idiots’ licences.

If you speed, you’re an idiot?

What about if they are a copper responding to an urgent call?

I myself have done about 180 km/h in a Golf on a public road similar to Parkes Way, albeit without the roundabouts every fifty metres or so.

Alderney 3:48 pm 16 Jan 12

Primal said :

For those who are curious (like me)… in the ACT:

45km/h over: 6 points

http://www.rego.act.gov.au/infringements/infringedemerit.htm

(The pedant in me would also like to note that the driver gained demerit points, he didn’t lose them.)

Very interesting. An example of the gap between policy formulation and implementation.

Interesting to note also, as mentioned by bd84, the difference with other states’ legislation. In NSW this bloke would have lost his licence on the spot.

I’m pretty sure NSW has moved to exceed speed by 0 – 10km/h over posted limit, 10 – 20 km/h etc. rather than the 0 – 15, 15 – 30, 30 – 45 we have.

Primal 3:24 pm 16 Jan 12

For those who are curious (like me)… in the ACT:

45km/h over: 6 points

http://www.rego.act.gov.au/infringements/infringedemerit.htm

(The pedant in me would also like to note that the driver gained demerit points, he didn’t lose them.)

DrKoresh 3:09 pm 16 Jan 12

G-Fresh said :

Poor fella was probably late to work, no traffic on the road at that time of day…

I would say the filth had some sympathy for him but couldn’t let him off

Trollolol

G-Fresh 2:00 pm 16 Jan 12

Poor fella was probably late to work, no traffic on the road at that time of day…

I would say the filth had some sympathy for him but couldn’t let him off

Thoroughly Smashed 1:58 pm 16 Jan 12

In before skidbladnir.

When will ACT Policing teach itself how demerit points work?

bd84 1:30 pm 16 Jan 12

I cant believe that people caught doing 50kph+ over the speed limit still get to keep their licence, surely we should be consistent with other states in immediately suspending these idiots’ licences.

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