Police target dangerous driving in Hume
Release Date: Saturday, June 30 2012, 09:36 AM
ACT Policing has continued to target dangerous driving in Hume issuing 65 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in the suburb over two nights in the last week.
Last night (Friday, June 29) and Wednesday, June 27 officers from Woden Patrol, Traffic Operations, and Crime Prevention were out in force targeting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour.
Police conducted 670 screening tests with three drivers recording positive results. They will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
On Wednesday night (June 27) several drivers were recorded travelling at excessive speeds with two drivers caught doing in excess of 100kph in the 60 zone on Sheppard Street in Hume.
Over the two nights 30 vehicles were issued with defect notices.
Sergeant Mark Steel said it is particularly concerning these offences occurred in such a short time frame but is encouraged by the level of support officers received from members of the public.
“This is about highlighting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on our roads as a serious issue which will not be tolerated by police,” Sergeant Steel said. “We have received overwhelming support from members of the public through the course of our operation and we will continue to patrol Hume on a regular basis to target dangerous driving”.
Targeting anti-social and dangerous driving behaviours is a focus of the 2012-2013 Purchase Agreement between the ACT Government and ACT Policing.
If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.