24 April 2023

Speeding P-platers lose licences as Anzac police operation continues

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police officer with a speed camera

Double demerits are still in force until midnight of Tuesday (25 April). Photo: ACT Policing.

Two provisional drivers have lost their licences after both being caught exceeding the William Hovell Drive speed limit during the double demerits period.

A Crestwood (NSW) man was detected going 115 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/h zone on the Molonglo Valley road at about 7:50 pm on Friday (21 April).

The 19-year-old, who had been in a Ford XR6 Falcon, accrued six demerit points and was fined $454, meaning his right to drive in the ACT has been suspended.

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Shortly after, officers stopped a blue Ford Fiesta which was travelling at 116 km/h on the same stretch of road.

A 19-year-old Theodore woman, who had an ACT provisional driver’s licence, was also fined $454 and accrued six demerit points.

Her licence has been suspended for three months as a result.

All road users have been reminded to slow down and drive to the conditions, and that double demerits will remain in force in both the ACT and NSW until midnight of Tuesday (25 April).

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