22 March 2021

South Coast driver clocks almost 200km/h on Barton Highway

| Albert McKnight
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Police speed radar showing 196km/h on display.

A 22-year-old driver from Bermagui, on the NSW South Coast, was clocked travelling at 196km/h by police on the Barton Highway on 20 March. Photo: ACT Policing.

A NSW South Coast driver has been clocked speeding at almost 200km/h in north Canberra. ACT Policing said at about 1:40 pm on Saturday, 20 March, when it was raining slightly, officers saw a blue Ford Falcon sedan travelling east at speed on the Barton Highway, near Crace.

The 22-year-old driver from Bermagui was recorded travelling at 196km/h on a section of the highway that has a speed limit of 80km/h.

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He received a $1841 fine and lost six demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

Police have urged all drivers to stick to the road rules for everyone’s safety and to be especially careful while driving during the current inclement weather.

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