Police stop three high-range speeding drivers

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ACT Road Policing officers have fined three drivers for high-range speeding offences this weekend.

On Friday evening (17 June 2022) two drivers were detected at speeds in excess of 30km/h more than the 100km/h limit on the Majura Parkway between 6pm and 6.45pm. Both drivers said to officer they were speeding because they were running late for work.

The first was a 34-year-old Melba man who was detected driving at 139km/h. He will be fined $700 and accrue four demerit points on his licence.

The second was a 36-year-old Watson man. Police initially detected this man travelling at 140km/h when conducting static speed detection duties. Before officers intercepted his vehicle to direct him to stop, his speed was checked a second time revealing he had accelerated to 158km/h.

He will be issued six demerit points and fined $1841.

The third offender was stopped by an ACT Road Policing motorcycle officer on Barry Drive, near Black Mountain having been detected at 139km/h in the 80 zone.

The 25-year-old man, who held a Philippines licence, was still accelerating when directed to stop. He told police he was talking at the time of the offence and hadn’t realised he was speeding by almost 60km/h. He will be fined $1841.

ACT Policing reminds all road users that speed limits are mandatory and will be enforced.

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