ACT Policing has issued another motorist with a $1811 Traffic Infringement Notice for high-range speeding early this morning (Thursday, 26 July), following on from a similar offence late on Tuesday evening.
Around 12.30am, Tuggeranong General Duties members were conducting laser speed detection along Drakeford Drive, Isabella Plains when they observed a vehicle travelling at excessive speed approaching the target area.
The vehicle’s speed was checked by the officers at 154 km/h in the 80 km/h zone.
Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the 20-year-old male driver, who is the holder of a provisional licence, and issued him a Traffic Infringement Notice which resulted in a $1811 fine and the loss of six demerit points, leading to an immediate loss of licence.
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Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Jeff Knight said that catching two motorists in two nights travelling at such high speeds was extremely concerning.
“It is hard to comprehend that people are repeatedly travelling at such excessive speeds in our urban areas. Only the night before, the same officer stopped a motorist travelling at 164 km/h in the area”.
“What does it take for people to understand that speeding is not only extremely dangerous, but it’s also illegal. The chances of surviving a collision when travelling at such speed are marginal at best,” Sergeant Knight said.
ACT Policing would remind all motorists to remain vigilant about the speed at which they are driving. The 2011 road toll currently stands at seven, with five of these fatalities having excessive speed as a contributing factor.