In the absence of the long and oft-promised dragway local fast car aficionados have for a long time been heading out to remote roads to indulge their high-speed fetishes.
The AFP have announced that they’ve rumbled the trick out on the Naas Road south of Tharwa.
- ACT Policing last night (Thursday, August 28) closed down a section of Naas Rd south of Tharwa and breath-tested more than 60 drivers in a clamp down on dangerous and irresponsible driver behaviour, including suspected street racing and burnouts.
Around 9.30pm yesterday police tracked a large volume of vehicles south through Tuggeranong to Tharwa. The vehicles then gathered at Naas and Apollo Roads, south of Tharwa, where police believe dangerous driving activities took place on public roads.
In a coordinated effort between Traffic Operations, Specialist Response and Security and general duties patrols from Tuggeranong, police created a stationary vehicle checkpoint and sealed off the route from the area.
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More than 60 vehicles were checked as they left the area, with 63 negative screening tests for alcohol recorded.
A total of 11 vehicle defect notices and eight Traffic Infringement Notices were issued. Police investigations into the incident are continuing today.
Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Peter Davis said that last night’s police operation was part of an on-going effort to reduce antisocial driver behaviour on ACT roads.
“Police are able to target these drivers with the assistance of the public and using unmarked police vehicles. This group appeared to have arranged this ‘meet’ which was quickly shut down by police.”
“We will continue to target illegal behaviour and we would encourage anyone who may see this type of behaviour to contact police on 131-444,” Acting Superintendent Davis said.
The next move will be fascinating.