An unlicensed 19-year-old Narrabundah learner driver, with her small child in the rear of the car and her unlicensed male partner in the front passenger’s seat, was among the drivers caught by ACT Policing’s RAPID Team yesterday (Thursday, October 6).
A total of 22 unregistered vehicles were also detected by RAPID yesterday, during mobile operations conducted in Belconnen and the city areas in the lead-up to the forthcoming long weekend.
There were also nine vehicles detected yesterday without CTP (Compulsory Third Party) insurance, and two unlicensed drivers (including the 19-year-old female learner).
RAPID scanned more than 7000 vehicles yesterday, and 40 Traffic Infringement Notices were issued for a range of offences including failing to stop at a red light in Civic and using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving.
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Police were disappointed at the high number of unregistered vehicles detected and reminded motorists that should their vehicle be detected as unregistered, it may result in their registration plates being seized on the spot, and the car therefore required to be towed away.
Earlier this week, members of the RAPID Team arrested a 44-year-old Kaleen man after he was detected driving on Ellenborough Street. The man had been driving in contravention of an immediate licence suspension notice issued previously. He was later bailed from the ACT Watch House.
ACT Policing Traffic Operations will be patrolling key arterial roads in and out of Canberra this long weekend.