Police have caught 351 drivers speeding in the second week (February 7 to February 13) of ACT Policing’s month long campaign targeting speeding motorists. This figure includes speeding drivers in school zones.
A 32-year-old Palmerston man, on a probationary licence, was caught travelling 134km/h in an 80km/h zone along the GDE near Aranda on Friday night. He was issued with a $1,811 fine and his licence will be suspended.
On Saturday night a 26-year-old from Dunlop was fined $1811 and lost six (6) demerit points after being caught on the Monaro Highway in Fyshwick travelling at 131km/h in an 80km/h zone.
The highest speed detected was 73km/h over the sign posted speed limit. The driver was caught travelling at 113km/h along the Barton Highway in the 40km/h roadworks zone.
Superintendent Mark Colbran said that a targeted operation focusing on speeding drivers in school zones will be conducted later this week.
“ACT Policing will be conducting an intensive school zone targeting operation on Wednesday and Thursday this week, so people have been warned. If you speed in a 40km/h school zone, you will get caught,” he said.
In the same period for last year (February 8 to 14, 2010), 125 drivers were caught speeding.
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