1. The compliance targeting team have been busy finding suspended drivers too long used to an absence of traffic policing:
- ACT Policing has warned suspended drivers of the consequences of their actions when driving unlicensed on ACT roads.
Since ACT Policing’s Compliance Targeting Team (CTT) began in late October, 50 people have been detected driving while their licence has been suspended. All of these people will be summonsed to court where, if convicted, they face a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and a mandatory driver’s licence disqualification of 12 months.
The CTT, comprising of ACT Policing officers and ACT Government representatives, are utilising the highly-successful RAPID plate-recognition system. The Team is targeting unregistered, uninsured and defective vehicles and unlicensed drivers on Canberra’s roads.
Superintendent Colbran from ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations says technology has dramatically increased the efficiency of police detecting illegal motorists.
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“With the new technology identifying suspended drivers and the Compliance Targeting Team working in all areas of Canberra, on both arterial roads and back streets, the chances of being caught are higher than ever, and the consequences of being caught can be severe,” said Supt Colbran.