Mixed news from ACT roads for Easter

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ACT Policing is pleased no-one died on the Territory’s roads during the Easter weekend but too many drivers still took unnecessary risks.

Road Policing’s Detective Sergeant Bill Evans said the good news was there were no fatal collisions and police were out in force to detect drivers not obeying the road rules.

“During the five-day double demerit point period, 167 motorists were caught speeding, 14 of those drivers were detected at more than 30km/h over the posted speed limit,” Detective Sergeant Evans said.

“Eight drivers returned positive results to roadside drug tests, and we also detected 41 unregistered vehicles, of which 29 had no compulsory third party insurance.

“The number of people choosing to drink and drive was lower, with four drink-drivers detected from more than 1800 tests conducted. That’s a good result given the number of tests conducted, but it’s still four too many.”

Three drivers were detected at speeds in excess of 45 km/h over the limit:

  • 194km/h in the 80 zone on Yarra Glen
  • 172km/h in the 80 zone on the Monaro Highway, and
  • 107km/h in a 60 zone on Caswell Drive.

One of the drink-drivers recorded a Blood-Alcohol Content (BAC) reading of 0.159, which is more than three times the .05 legal limit.

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