ACT Policing Traffic Operations members detected a 23-year-old motorcycle rider travelling along William Hovell Drive, 73km/h over the speed limit.
The rider was detected travelling at 163km/h in a 90km/h zone around 12:11am this morning (Saturday, 29 January). Further police enquiries detected that the male was the holder of a learner class licence.
Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran said that it was only yesterday (Friday, 28 January) that ACT Policing circulated a media release stating police will be targeting speeding motorists.
“ACT Policing is serious about the speeding campaign which is due to commence in February and incidents like this only reinforce the need for police to target these types of offences” he said.
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The man was issued a traffic infringement notice which included a deduction of 6 demerit points from his licence and a fine of $1811.
[ED – In the rider’s defence the media release did say February would be the month for the speeding focus.]