More than 840 drivers stopped for speeding in April
Release Date: Tuesday, May 08 2012, 08:45 AM
ACT Policing caught more than 840 drivers for speeding on Canberra roads as part of the traffic targeting campaign for April.
Police officers issued a total of 614 traffic infringement notices and 209 cautions. There were 19 drivers arrested and will be summonsed for speeding offences.
About 30 per cent of targeted drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.
Some 212 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A further five drivers were caught travelling over 45km/h.
Superintendent Kylie Flower said this was a disappointing result and drivers should have the message by now that speeding is dangerous.
“If you’re speeding, what may have been a minor collision if you were sticking to the speed limit could end up being much more serious. Drivers need to remember speed affects their ability to stop their car to prevent collisions,” Superintendent Flower said.
ACT Policing is focusing on seatbelts for the month of May.