Two P-plate drivers are likely to lose their licences after being caught speeding by ACT Policing overnight in separate incidents.
A 25-year-old man from Torrens was detected travelling at a speed of 131km/h in an 80km/h zone on Kingsford Smith Drive in Scullin last night. While an 18-year-old male from Fadden, also a provisional licence holder was caught on the Monaro Highway near Fyshwick, travelling at 135km/h, 55km/h over the sign posted speed limit.
Both men were issued with $1811 fine and the loss of six (6) demerit points. Being P-platers, the pair has exceeded their allocated demerit points for a provisional licence holder.
Superintendent Mark Colbran said when drivers choose to travel at high speeds; their reaction time is practically non-existent.
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“If you travel at 140km/h, you are travelling the distance of 39 metres per second. By the time you are aware that something or someone is in front of you, it is too late and you have hit it,” he said.
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