A 24-year-old driver has lost six demerit points and been fined $1841 for being more than one-and-a-half times over the speed limit along the Majura Parkway.
Police said a Ford Mustang GT driver was detected driving 173 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, southbound on the parkway at around 10 pm on Sunday, 3 April.
Officer in Charge of ACT Road Policing Detective Acting Inspector Paul Hutcheson said this type of reckless driving leads to deaths on our roads.
“The message here is to slow down,” he said.
“You can’t just drive this fast ‘by mistake’; it’s a deliberate choice to put other road users in danger. There is absolutely no reason to be driving that fast.”
Speeding is a significant factor in a large portion of all collisions on ACT roads.
There have been four fatalities on Canberra’s roads so far this year (2022).