8 August 2016

Driver allegedly clocked at 215km/h near Mittagong

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A man has been arrested after a vehicle was allegedly detected travelling at 215km/hour in the Mittagong area.

About 6am today, police were conducting traffic enforcement duties on the Hume Highway when it’s alleged they detected a vehicle travelling speeds reaching 215km/h in a 110km/h zone.

The vehicle was pulled over and police spoke with the 30-year-old driver.

The driver was arrested and taken to Bowral Police Station where he was charged with driving at a speed dangerous to the public, possess prohibited drug, and custody of a knife in a public place.

The man’s driving licence was seized and he was issued a notice of suspension of driver licence.

He was granted bail to appear in Moss Vale Local Court on 16 August 2016.

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justin heywood11:31 am 09 Aug 16

Masquara said :

Don’t think it would make much difference hitting a roo @215 compared to 110. Carnage either way. What may change is how many other people get taken out at the same time.

Yep. But at speed, most of the carnage takes place when people swerve to avoid something unexpected (like a roo), rather than the roo itself.

The road can handle the speed, as can many cars. It’s the drivers who are out of their depth.

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JC said :

Wow it’s a well built road and all, but I can’t imagine doing 215km/h on it though. What happens if a Roo jumps out in front of a car at that speed? I would hate to see the result.

Don’t think it would make much difference hitting a roo @215 compared to 110. Carnage either way. What may change is how many other people get taken out at the same time.

A couple of weekends ago on the Monaro Highway, between Johnson Drive and Michelago I counted 106 dead roos, 12 dead wombats and a dead fox … in about 26Km.
I don’t know what the road kill situation is around Mittagong but this guy wouldn’t have reached Royalla.

JC said :

Wow it’s a well built road and all, but I can’t imagine doing 215km/h on it though. What happens if a Roo jumps out in front of a car at that speed? I would hate to see the result.

Don’t think it would make much difference hitting a roo @215 compared to 110. Carnage either way. What may change is how many other people get taken out at the same time.

I’m sorry office. The wings have fallen off!

Wow it’s a well built road and all, but I can’t imagine doing 215km/h on it though. What happens if a Roo jumps out in front of a car at that speed? I would hate to see the result.

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