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Kaleen leadfoot cops a whopper

By johnboy - 1 July 2011 50

A 44-year-old Kaleen man has been fined $1,811 and lost six demerit points after police stopped him and issued an infringement notice for speeding along Aikman Drive, Belconnen yesterday afternoon.

Shortly before 5.00pm, General Duties members from Belconnen Station conducting radar speed detection along Aikman Drive observed a black Holden Commodore SSV sportswagon travelling at speed.

Their radar reading of the vehicle’s speed indicated it was travelling at 125km/h, 65km/h over the posted speed limit.

Officer in Charge of the Belconnen Station, Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said given the time the offence occurred, it’s extremely fortunate there wasn’t a serious collision or fatality involving the motorist.

“People who believe that it’s okay to travel at excessive speeds on our roads need to realise the danger that they are putting themselves and other
road-users in by their behavior. This type of irresponsible act will not be tolerated by ACT Policing,” Sergeant Corbitt said.

ACT Policing will continue to target speeding motorists until the end of July with targeted operations all over Canberra.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Kaleen leadfoot cops a whopper
Overheard 5:56 pm 01 Jul 11

Rollersk8r said :

Fairly sure I know the car – often seen in Kaleen. The police definitely need to spend more time in the Kaleen/Giralang area.

Agreed.

I lived for a year on Maribyrnong Avenue and wept tears of joy when I moved out. The meathead factor was extraordinarily high. Living on a corner and next to a set of traffic lights tripled the exposure to said boneheads.

Mr Gillespie 5:35 pm 01 Jul 11

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

………You aren’t honestly going to argue that fining someone who was doing double the speed limit in a 60 zone is unfair, are you?

It depends what that 60 zone is, whether it is Anzac Pde or a suburban street. Anyway, how is it fair to fine the rich the same amount for the same offence as committed by the poor??

Dreamer123 5:27 pm 01 Jul 11

Dont blame the Commodore 🙂

Queen_of_the_Bun 5:00 pm 01 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

nexus6 said :

they need to get rid of the $1811 fine which seems the maximum you can be fined for speeding in the ACT. make that the minium and set the maxiumum at $10k or so.

What about demerit points? Fines are unfair because they only hit the poor, not the rich.

I think losing your licence hits the poor as much as a fine.
You aren’t honestly going to argue that fining someone who was doing double the speed limit in a 60 zone is unfair, are you?

johnboy 4:07 pm 01 Jul 11

The nature of life is that it’s better to have more money.

Rawhide Kid Part3 4:05 pm 01 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

nexus6 said :

they need to get rid of the $1811 fine which seems the maximum you can be fined for speeding in the ACT. make that the minium and set the maxiumum at $10k or so.

What about demerit points? Fines are unfair because they only hit the poor, not the rich.

Only if they break the law…

Mr Gillespie 3:09 pm 01 Jul 11

nexus6 said :

they need to get rid of the $1811 fine which seems the maximum you can be fined for speeding in the ACT. make that the minium and set the maxiumum at $10k or so.

What about demerit points? Fines are unfair because they only hit the poor, not the rich.

chewy14 3:03 pm 01 Jul 11

point to point cameras will fix it.

Henry82 2:53 pm 01 Jul 11

nexus6 said :

they need to get rid of the $1811 fine which seems the maximum you can be fined for speeding in the ACT. make that the minimum and set the maxiumum at $10k or so.

At 65 over i think a license should be instantly cancelled , possibly with no fine (or a suspended fine – rather like a suspended sentence).

(from memory 45km over in nsw gets your car impounded)

nexus6 1:26 pm 01 Jul 11

they need to get rid of the $1811 fine which seems the maximum you can be fined for speeding in the ACT. make that the minium and set the maxiumum at $10k or so.

Rollersk8r 1:20 pm 01 Jul 11

Fairly sure I know the car – often seen in Kaleen. The police definitely need to spend more time in the Kaleen/Giralang area.

adi 12:18 pm 01 Jul 11

Gerry-Built said :

another bloody Commodore driver…

+1

Gerry-Built 12:06 pm 01 Jul 11

another bloody Commodore driver…

nsn 11:53 am 01 Jul 11

What an idiot.
Only six demerit points? This guy shouldn’t be allowed on the road.

luther_bendross 11:44 am 01 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie?

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