High range speeders detected in Gilmore and Fyshwick

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ACT Policing is reminding drivers there is no valid reason for speeding after two motorists were caught travelling at high speeds earlier in the week.

About 5.25pm on Wednesday 3 July 2024, police detected a motorcycle travelling westbound on Isabella Drive, Gilmore at a speed of 151km/h in a sign posted 80km/h zone.

Police stopped the motorcycle, where the rider – a 46-year-old Bonython man – allegedly told police he was speeding to try and get away from a vehicle behind him.

About 12.30am on Thursday, 4 July, police observed a dark coloured BMW sedan travelling south bound on the Monaro Highway, Fyshwick.

The BMW was detected travelling at 142km/h in a sign posted 90km/h speed zone. The driver was a 21-year-old man from Jerrabomberra, NSW.

Both men were issued with Immediate Suspension Notices, suspending their right to drive/ride in the ACT for 90 days. They were also issued with Traffic Infringement Notices for $1841 and six demerit points.

Superintendent of Road and Proactive Policing, Brian Diplock said incidents like this remain a constant frustration for police.

“The speeds involved in these incidents could have led to tragic consequences, not just for the driver and rider involved, but for others out on our roads too,” Superintendent Diplock said.

“The ACT has had six fatalities already this year, and we don’t want to see any more based on the needless, risky behaviour of drivers.”

Earlier this week, police also issued Traffic Infringement Notices to three P-plate drivers for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h. 



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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