ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists during the month of April as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with speeding among those concerns.
Police issued a total of 593 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions during the month of February.
Some 311 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A further seven drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said 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.
“Speeding is a choice people make and they can just easily make the choice to slow down and save lives.”
“The message is simple, don’t speed. Otherwise you may find yourself with heavy fines, loss of your driver’s license or even imprisoned. More importantly help us make our roads safer.”
“What does it take for people to understand that speeding is extremely dangerous? The chances of surviving a collision when travelling at such speed are marginal at best,” Superintendent Flower said.
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]