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600 speeders busted in February

By johnboy - 2 March 2012 22

More than 600 vehicles were detected as speeding by ACT Policing during February, after a month-long campaign in which excessive speed had been targeted.

The highest proportion of drivers (46 per cent) were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.

A further 95 drivers were caught speeding in school zones, with two drivers travelling between 30km/h and 45km/h over the 40km/h limit.

About 2.15am on Saturday, February 25, members from City Patrol apprehended a P-plate motorcyclist travelling at 126km/h in a 60km/h zone on Northbourne Avenue. He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for $1811 and faces the loss of 6 demerit points.

Sergeant Rod Anderson, the Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, said that the high number of motorists found speeding in school zones was particularly concerning for police.

“Speeding in school zones exposes some of the most vulnerable people in our community to the greatest risk; there is no excuse,” Sergeant Anderson said.

ACT Policing is targeting motorists not wearing seatbelts during the month of March. Drivers are reminded that they are also responsible for their passengers wearing seatbelts, and will be fined if passengers fail to do so.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Lillypilly 10:22 pm 03 Mar 12

A lot of these offenders were traveling through the Cotter Rd roads works between the parkway an streeton drive. There were (and still are) lots of motorcycle cops radaring people going through there, and always had someone pulled over when I’ve driven past.

Bad Seed 7:13 pm 03 Mar 12

Mr Gillespie said :

How many kids have actually been killed from speeding cars in 40km/h school zones? Has anyone ever bothered to research that??

I don’t know the research but I know I drive every day throught the school zone outside Alfred Deakin high school and I am heartily glad that school zones apply to even high school aged kids. The way those kids just cross the road any way they feel like crossing it despite the high volume of traffic on that road, its a good thing that most cars do the posted 40kph speed limit otherwise there would be a student collected there regularly.

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