9 June 2020

Speeding and unregistered drivers dominate long weekend blitz

| Michael Weaver
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Police detected 193 drivers not following the road rules during the long weekend. Photo: File.

Police fined 193 drivers over the long weekend, including 60 for driving an unregistered vehicle and 40 for speeding. Six drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 km/h.

ACT Policing said it was “reasonably happy” with the majority of drivers, despite some not following the road rules over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said the drivers who ignored the rules put not only themselves but other road users at risk.

“Undoubtedly some drivers will have their licences suspended as a result of their poor driving during the long weekend as a result of double demerits; however, they only have themselves to blame.

“We were fortunate over the weekend not to experience any serious collisions or incidents on our roads,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

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