ACT Policing has seized two vehicles after they were detected travelling at over 160km/h along Belconnen Way yesterday (March 27) afternoon.
Around 4pm, ACT Policing Traffic Operations members were undertaking laser speed checks on Belconnen Way, Aranda when they saw a black Mercedes E500 and an Audi S3 travelling side-by-side at speed.
The officers conducted speed checks and detected the Mercedes, driven by a 31-year-old Melba man, travelling at 170km/h, 90km/h over the speed limit. The Audi, driven by a 34-year-old Greenway man was detected at 165km/h, 85 km/h over the speed limit.
Police were able to stop both vehicles on Caswell Drive, Aranda where the officers identified the drivers and seized the vehicles.
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Sergeant Rod Anderson from Traffic Operations said that this type of behaviour is disturbing and the drivers clearly didn’t think about their personal safety and the safety of other road-users.
“This type of behaviour is reckless and highly dangerous. With the speed the vehicles were travelling at, the chances of a fatal collision occurring are high.
“The roads in the ACT are not race tracks. If people are caught driving in this manner their vehicle will be seized and the matter referred to court,” Sergeant Anderson said.
Both men will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date, charged with furious, reckless, dangerous driving and organise, promote, take part in a race.