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Double demerits a bad time to get pinged doing 184

By johnboy - 4 October 2011 25

A 56-year-old Macgregor man was caught over the long weekend travelling 84km/h over the posted speed limit.

Police detected the Suzuki motorcycle rider on Uriarra Rd, Uriarra, at 184km/h in the 100km/h speed zone. He was issued with an $1811 fine and incurred the loss of 12 demerit points, as double demerit penalties were in place over the Labour Day long weekend. As a result, the man had his licence suspended.

In another incident, a 45-year-old Narooma man was caught on the Kings Highway, Kowen, travelling at 96km/h in a 60km/h zone. The man underwent a roadside breath test and returned a positive result, recording a breath analysis of 0.113. He was issued an Immediate Suspension Notice (ISN).

A 19-year-old Fadden man, on a provisional licence, returned a positive reading of 0.088 in Macarthur. As he is restricted to a 0.00 limit, he was issued with an ISN and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

ACT Policing issued 24 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) over the long weekend. While the majority of TINs issued were for speeding, some members of the public received fines for not wearing a seatbelt, crossing a continuous white line, and using a handheld mobile phone while driving.

Police will be out again this forthcoming long weekend, targeting motorists for speeding, drink driving and other traffic-related offences.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Double demerits a bad time to get pinged doing 184
incredibles 9:55 am 05 Oct 11

Is the next long weekend ( 8 – 10 October) a double demerits weekend as well? AFP website doesn’t show any details of it.

Holden Caulfield 9:43 am 05 Oct 11

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

gizmo1 7:45 am 05 Oct 11

creative_canberran

Not that I condone that sort of speed on a public road but I have had several late model bikes & not one was ever speed limited. Worked in the bike industry as well, never had a non learner MC restricted. Mate just bought a new FJR, no way is it limited

Postalgeek 5:54 pm 04 Oct 11

Pork Hunt said :

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

The only way a postie bike gets to 100 kph, let alone 180, is if you ride it off a cliff.

Speedsters should be forced to ride them. The CT110 of Shame.

creative_canberran 5:37 pm 04 Oct 11

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years. Depending on the age of the bike and whether it has such a limit, one has to wonder whether he would have gone faster given the chance.

It really is mad to do such a speed on the roads out there though. With construction traffic and pot holes at various point, there’s all sorts of debris to loose it on. Even the filled in pot holes were crappy patch jobs with loose edges so this fool was leaving such a small margin for error.

The sad thing is he’s not likely the one to pay for it if something did go wrong. Statistics show the fear of injury and death is actually very small. It’s the family and anyone he hits. Those drunk P platers on the South Coast this weekend were speeding and crossed to the wrong side, some of them dead at the scene. Poor woman in the other car is on life support, she didn’t ask for that or deserve it but she will be paying for their stupidity now. Hopefully that 45yo will get his car cubed and share a cell for a few days with Mr Biker.

Holden Caulfield 5:16 pm 04 Oct 11

p1 said :

Henry82 said :

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

About 1km from there along Mountain Creek Road he would have had his licence taken on the spot and a court attendance notice handed to him.

Except that’s a dirt road isn’t it? If so, I dare say it wouldn’t be the Police needing to attend to him if he got his road bike up to 184km/h on that stretch of gravel.

p1 4:59 pm 04 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

About 1km from there along Mountain Creek Road he would have had his licence taken on the spot and a court attendance notice handed to him.

Henry82 4:39 pm 04 Oct 11

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

KeenGolfer 4:33 pm 04 Oct 11

It doesn’t take very long or much road to get a litre bike to 180 from 100. Not very bright though on a long weekend with double demerits.

p1 4:00 pm 04 Oct 11

Mysteryman said :

Pork Hunt said :

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

Ah yes. I thought that was a different road.

There is a couple of bits of road out there which are long enough, straight enough, and flat enough. I am not excusing the danger posed by all the other factors (people turning from off the road, wildlife, poor vehicle control etc).

You do not get to 180km/h without knowing you are speeding a lot, and therefore have zero excuse when you get caught. I’d much rather this guy was doing it on that road then anywhere in the city.

Mysteryman 3:32 pm 04 Oct 11

Pork Hunt said :

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

Ah yes. I thought that was a different road.

Pork Hunt 3:19 pm 04 Oct 11

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

Mysteryman 3:06 pm 04 Oct 11

p1 said :

Pretty unlucky getting done speeding on Urriara Rd. If the cops ever wanted to fill some quotas, the Cotter Rd – Brindabella Rd – Urriara Rd loop on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon would be a guaranteed way to hand out some high speed tickets to motorcycle riders.

I ride that road a lot when it’s sunny and nice outside, and I can’t think of a single spot on that road where you could comfortably get to 180km/h without being a significant danger to other motorists. It’s a busier road than you’d think, and there are lots of corners/crests that make travelling over the speed limit hazardous.

luther_bendross 1:59 pm 04 Oct 11

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year. There’s no need to go that quickly unless you’re a d***head with a death wish.

p1 1:35 pm 04 Oct 11

Pretty unlucky getting done speeding on Urriara Rd. If the cops ever wanted to fill some quotas, the Cotter Rd – Brindabella Rd – Urriara Rd loop on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon would be a guaranteed way to hand out some high speed tickets to motorcycle riders.

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