ACT Policing caught more than 521 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of April as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 521 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.
Some 246 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.
Traffic Operations Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Rod Anderson said drivers should have the message by now that speeding is dangerous.
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“Drivers need to remember speed affects their ability to stop their car to prevent collisions,” Sergeant Anderson said.
“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 who willfully speed were gambling with their own lives, the lives of other drivers and passengers, and the lives of children, pedestrians and cyclists.
“I’m also concerned by the 56 motorists that received TINs for speeding in school zones during the month of April.
“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse.”
Fines for speeding range from a minimum of $167 and the loss of one demerit point to over $1,800 and the loss of six demerit points for each offence.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]