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Driver caught exceeding speed limit by 90km/h

By Jazz - 10 October 2012 60

ACT Policing advise A 25-year-old Downer man was caught exceeding the speed limit by 90km/h on the Monaro Highway in Theodore yesterday morning (October 9).

Around 11.00am, police were conducting laser targeting when they observed a Chrysler C300 travelling at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 170km/hr in an 80km/hr zone.

The driver was stopped by police and issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for the amount of $1811 and will lose six demerit points.

When police spoke to the driver, he said it was the first time he had driven a V8 and was testing it out.

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Daryl Neit said that drivers who speed should consider more than just the monetary penalty.

“One of the consequences of engaging in risky behaviour such as speeding is you may receive a fine, in this case, quite a considerable one. What’s even more important to consider is that your speeding could result in the loss of your life or someone else’s,” Sergeant Neit said.

Police will continue to target speeding during the month of October.
Release Date: Wednesday, October 10 2012, 11:05 AM

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Driver caught exceeding speed limit by 90km/h
rhino 4:21 pm 10 Oct 12

HenryBG said :

pirate_taco said :

Perhaps if we had a motorsport facility in Canberra this bloke may have had a controlled environment in which to test out the performance capabilities of a V8.
There is a time and place for everything, but we are lacking in legal places for this type of activity.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

Agreed.

Agreed also.

Plus what’s the difference between this and doing it legally on the authobahn? Mostly just the numbers painted on the sign, the road isn’t THAT dramatically different.

54-11 4:08 pm 10 Oct 12

A speed camera would have stopped him on the spot, of course.

Diggety 3:37 pm 10 Oct 12

p1 said :

Good thing he was in the ACT. In NSW he would have got the fine, his licence taken on the spot and a Field CAN (Court Attendance Notice – a polite request to front up to the magistrate to explain his actions – at which point he would likely get another fine and a suspension of between 3 months and 2 years).

I always thought that was the case in the ACT (>45km/h = Dangerous Driving charge).

Obviously not!

peitab 2:54 pm 10 Oct 12

borizuka said :

Glen. I do agree with you but something like a drag strip will not necessaraly fix all the problems. Wakefield Park is a bit far and the SDMA complex has too many hoops and not enough track or speed in my opinion.

I think this type of problem will be everywhere even with easy access to facilities. Sorry to say but it’s all about driver education and influences from friends and family members.

If we had atleast a drag strip back some of these hoons can rock up and get their adrenaline fix, so it may be a start. Wakefield Park. Speed of the Street days are only $150. OR CircuitClub events are $230ish.

But I think in this case 90km/hr over should result in loss of licence.

+1
I agree with everything here borizuka!

Solidarity 2:46 pm 10 Oct 12

GardeningGirl said :

“When police spoke to the driver, he said it was the first time he had driven a V8 and was testing it out.”
Sounds like a valid reason for attempted manslaughter. Idiot!

Attempted manslaughter?

Um….

HenryBG 2:25 pm 10 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

Perhaps if we had a motorsport facility in Canberra this bloke may have had a controlled environment in which to test out the performance capabilities of a V8.
There is a time and place for everything, but we are lacking in legal places for this type of activity.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

Agreed.

Chop71 2:22 pm 10 Oct 12

….ahhh god on him.

thanks for your $1811 contribution to ACT revenue.

borizuka 1:55 pm 10 Oct 12

Glen. I do agree with you but something like a drag strip will not necessaraly fix all the problems. Wakefield Park is a bit far and the SDMA complex has too many hoops and not enough track or speed in my opinion.

I think this type of problem will be everywhere even with easy access to facilities. Sorry to say but it’s all about driver education and influences from friends and family members.

If we had atleast a drag strip back some of these hoons can rock up and get their adrenaline fix, so it may be a start. Wakefield Park. Speed of the Street days are only $150. OR CircuitClub events are $230ish.

But I think in this case 90km/hr over should result in loss of licence.

ex-vectis 1:45 pm 10 Oct 12

Just remember, as the CTP insurance is not risk-based – the same for everyone, low-risk safe driver or death-waiting-happen driver, we are subsidising him being on the road and a danger to us all. Think about that next time a hoon flies past you weaving in and out like an idiot.

CaseyRyback 1:30 pm 10 Oct 12

Unbelievable that he can keep his licence. A few years back there was a German guy doing about 180km/h in a 50km/h zone in the Netherlands on a motor bike. When he was caught, the police took his license, confiscated the bike, auctioned it off and then donated the money to charity.

bd84 1:00 pm 10 Oct 12

I still don’t see how these fools get to keep their licence, when in pretty much every other state it would be gone on the spot.

pirate_taco 12:57 pm 10 Oct 12

Perhaps if we had a motorsport facility in Canberra this bloke may have had a controlled environment in which to test out the performance capabilities of a V8.
There is a time and place for everything, but we are lacking in legal places for this type of activity.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

GardeningGirl 12:33 pm 10 Oct 12

“When police spoke to the driver, he said it was the first time he had driven a V8 and was testing it out.”
Sounds like a valid reason for attempted manslaughter. Idiot!

Holden Caulfield 12:23 pm 10 Oct 12

p1 said :

Good thing he was in the ACT. In NSW he would have got the fine, his licence taken on the spot and a Field CAN (Court Attendance Notice – a polite request to front up to the magistrate to explain his actions – at which point he would likely get another fine and a suspension of between 3 months and 2 years).

“When police spoke to the driver, he said it was the first time he had driven a V8 and was testing it out.”

And another fine for taking the piss.

p1 11:47 am 10 Oct 12

Good thing he was in the ACT. In NSW he would have got the fine, his licence taken on the spot and a Field CAN (Court Attendance Notice – a polite request to front up to the magistrate to explain his actions – at which point he would likely get another fine and a suspension of between 3 months and 2 years).

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