ACT Policing has launched a road safety campaign this month to crack down on speeding, after nearly 2,000 Canberra motorists have been booked for driving over the speed limit in 2018.
ACT Policing and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate have launched the joint road safety campaign to remind Canberrans there is no excuse for speeding.
Police have caught 34 locals exceeding the speed limit by over 45 kilometres per hour in the past six months. The officer in charge of Traffic Operations, Station Sergeant David Wills, urges ACT drivers to be mindful of speed limits on the roads.
“There is simply no excuse for speeding,” Station Sergeant Wills said.
“When you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others, including vulnerable road users.”
Station Sergeant Wills reminded Canberrans to be conscious of the dangers of violating those speed limits and the potentially life-changing consequences.
“The faster you go the harder you hit, and the more likely a collision resulting in serious injury or death will occur. Don’t let one action have life-altering consequences for yourself or others,” he said.
“With nearly 2,000 motorists booked for speeding so far in 2018, there are still far too many people out on Canberra’s roads ignoring the speed limits.
“Our message is quite simple – don’t speed.”