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An $1811 fine

By johnboy - 27 July 2011 31

ACT Policing has issued a $1811 traffic infringement notice to a 20-year-old Gordon man late last night (Tuesday, 26 July) for speeding well above the posted speed limit.

Around 11.30 pm, police were conducting laser speed detection along Drakeford Drive, Bonython when they saw a vehicle travelling at excessive speed heading towards them.

The vehicle’s speed was checked by the officer at 161 km/h in the 80 km/h zone.

Police stopped the vehicle, a white Nissan Pulsar and issued the driver with an $1811 fine which resulted in the loss of six demerit points.

Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Jeff Knight said that the driver should be thankful that he only received a traffic infringement notice when the penalty for driving at such a speed could have been fatal.

“To see someone caught travelling at 81km/hr over the posted speed limit is appalling. The danger they put themselves in, not to mention other road users obviously didn’t cross the mind of the driver. Speeding at such excess has the potential to have fatal consequences. One of the hardest jobs for a police officer is to knock on someone’s front door and tell them that a family member has died in a vehicle collision,” Sergeant Knight said.

On Monday, August 1, ACT Policing will commence a month long traffic campaign on the use of mobile telephones while driving. While the target will focus on driving distraction, police will also be out in force detecting other offences including speeding and drinking driving.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Tooks 12:20 pm 28 Jul 11

Innovation said :

Tooks said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Oh, so they are no longer “targeting speeding” after the end of this month, yet they are still “detecting other offences including speeding and drinking driving”, which means they are still targeting speeding?

How does that make sense? How does this differ from a propaganda exercise of Corbell and his cronies throwing their weight around, hm?

Also, why the hell is Police Media giving this story oxygen when all the other speedsters they catch go unnoticed in the Police press room??

Honestly, are you really that stupid? Do you seriously not know the answers to the questions you just asked?

Ahh ….. I’m not sure who’s dumber. Mr G or Mr T for asking this question……

I have to concede, it’s probably me for asking it.

Jungle Jim 10:20 am 28 Jul 11

Evil_Kitten said :

I always thought <30km/h over the limit was an automatic licence suspension. Guess not!

I thought anything +45 was an automatic 3 month suspension… turns out that’s not the case unless you’ve gone over 12 demerit points. NSW on the other hand does give out a 6 month suspension for offenences 45km/h over the limit.

Jethro said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

…….
Honestly, are you really that stupid? Do you seriously not know the answers to the questions you just asked?

I beg your pardon Tooks?

The police media releases are always harping on about speeding offences, traffic offences, but rarely any other police matter ever appears there. The police attend a whole range of other jobs besides traffic, but how often do they appear in the media releases???

Then you lot come out wanting to lynch people for daring to go over the speed limit by far smaller margins (5, 10, 20ks over). As I have said before, do that one for dangerous driving all you like but put the resources spent on marginal speeders into more important law enforcement (high-range speeding, drink driving, stolen cars, drugs, theft, assault, etc.)

It would seem he really is that stupid.

Was there ever any doubt???

Dragon 7:08 am 28 Jul 11

“Police stopped the vehicle, a white Nissan Pulsar and issued the driver with an $1811 fine which resulted in the loss of six demerit points.”

It’s amazing how many people misunderstand the demerit point system, including Police Media!

“When issued a driver licence, you start with zero (0) demerit points recorded against your driver licence and demerit points are then accumulated for offences committed where demerit points are applicable.”

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

Mr Gillespie 8:28 pm 27 Jul 11

Oh alright, let’s put it another way…..

What does the police publicist mean when he refers to “targeting speeding in the months of June and July”, and why aren’t all traffic offences targeted regardless of the month?

Do they mean they are only targeting speeding in June and July, so it’s OK to speed once we have reached the end of July, then only targeting mobile phone use while driving in August, so mobile phone use is OK until the end of July then again after the end of August?

Why not just target all traffic offences?

Innovation 8:05 pm 27 Jul 11

Tooks said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Oh, so they are no longer “targeting speeding” after the end of this month, yet they are still “detecting other offences including speeding and drinking driving”, which means they are still targeting speeding?

How does that make sense? How does this differ from a propaganda exercise of Corbell and his cronies throwing their weight around, hm?

Also, why the hell is Police Media giving this story oxygen when all the other speedsters they catch go unnoticed in the Police press room??

Honestly, are you really that stupid? Do you seriously not know the answers to the questions you just asked?

Ahh ….. I’m not sure who’s dumber. Mr G or Mr T for asking this question……

Jethro 7:44 pm 27 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Tooks said :

…….
Honestly, are you really that stupid? Do you seriously not know the answers to the questions you just asked?

I beg your pardon Tooks?

The police media releases are always harping on about speeding offences, traffic offences, but rarely any other police matter ever appears there. The police attend a whole range of other jobs besides traffic, but how often do they appear in the media releases???

Then you lot come out wanting to lynch people for daring to go over the speed limit by far smaller margins (5, 10, 20ks over). As I have said before, do that one for dangerous driving all you like but put the resources spent on marginal speeders into more important law enforcement (high-range speeding, drink driving, stolen cars, drugs, theft, assault, etc.)

It would seem he really is that stupid.

Mr Gillespie 7:37 pm 27 Jul 11

Tooks said :

…….
Honestly, are you really that stupid? Do you seriously not know the answers to the questions you just asked?

I beg your pardon Tooks?

The police media releases are always harping on about speeding offences, traffic offences, but rarely any other police matter ever appears there. The police attend a whole range of other jobs besides traffic, but how often do they appear in the media releases???

Then you lot come out wanting to lynch people for daring to go over the speed limit by far smaller margins (5, 10, 20ks over). As I have said before, do that one for dangerous driving all you like but put the resources spent on marginal speeders into more important law enforcement (high-range speeding, drink driving, stolen cars, drugs, theft, assault, etc.)

Special G 6:47 pm 27 Jul 11

NSW has automatic suspensions for speeds 30km/h+ over the posted limit. About time they started introducing that sort of thing here. The system is already in place for drink driving so wouldn’t be too difficult to encompass speeding offences as well.

snakenuts 6:31 pm 27 Jul 11

dvaey said :

shirty_bear said :

A TIN for 161 in an 80 zone? WTF??

Makes me wonder what it takes to get a dangerous driving charge.

I think a dangerous driving charge, requires there to be some danger to other road-users. One would imagine at 11:30pm on a Tuesday night, theres not too much traffic to be a danger to, on the road.

So that’s the stupid attitude that causes accidents.
“Oh its night, theres no-one around, I’ll just speed to the point that if someone happens to walk out or a car pulls out of a driveway suddenly that I have no control whatsoever of my car and kill all involved instantly. But thats not dangerous is it? Because its night and theres no one around, and thus absolutely no chance of an accident because accidents are caused by other people, not me, who happens to be the only one on the road.”

Good one idiot.

Evil_Kitten 5:47 pm 27 Jul 11

I always thought <30km/h over the limit was an automatic licence suspension. Guess not!

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