Driver caught exceeding speed limit by 90km/h
Release Date: Wednesday, October 10 2012, 11:05 AM
A 25-year-old Downer man was caught exceeding the speed limit by 90km/h on the Monaro Highway in Theodore yesterday morning (October 9).
Around 11.00am, police were conducting laser targeting when they observed a Chrysler C300 travelling at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 170km/hr in an 80km/hr zone.
The driver was stopped by police and issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for the amount of $1811 and will lose six demerit points.
When police spoke to the driver, he said it was the first time he had driven a V8 and was testing it out.
Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Daryl Neit said that drivers who speed should consider more than just the monetary penalty.
“One of the consequences of engaging in risky behaviour such as speeding is you may receive a fine, in this case, quite a considerable one. What’s even more important to consider is that your speeding could result in the loss of your life or someone else’s,” Sergeant Neit said.
Police will continue to target speeding during the month of October.