Police conduct early morning speeding blitz

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ACT Road Policing conducted early-morning speed enforcement activities yesterday (Tuesday, 20 September 2022) which saw three Canberrans driving at significantly more than the speed limit. 

About 5.25am, officers patrolling along Pialligo Avenue observed a green Ford Falcon sedan speeding at 112km/h on the posted 70km/h road. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, was issued a traffic infringement notice (TIN) which attracts a $700 fine and accrued four demerit points.  

About an hour later, officers stationed on Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick witnessed a silver Holden Commodore travelling at 135km/h, 55km/h above the posted 80 km/h limit. The driver, a 32-year-old man, was issued a TIN for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, which attracted a $1841 fine and six demerit points.  

The third high-range speeder detected in 90 minutes was stopped by police about 6.55am, also on Canberra Avenue, when a silver Toyota Hilux light was detected at 114 km/h in the 80 km/h zone, 34km/h over the 80 zone. The 19-year-old provisional driver was issued a TIN, traffic infringement notice for speeding, incurring a $700 fine and four demerit points.  

Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Acting Inspector Paul Hutcheson said enough is enough.  

“This type of reckless driving puts the lives of other road users at significant risk. It is quite simply a selfish behavior that shows no understanding of the long lasting and life changing consequences road trauma has on our community,” Detective Acting Inspector Hutcheson said.   

“To anyone who has someone in their life who drives like this, I say it’s time to help change their behavior. Have that difficult conversation today.”  

Anyone who witnesses dangerous driving behaviour is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  

Media enquiries 

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

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