NSW drivers urged to watch speed

Date: Sep 14, 2012

Drivers across the state of NSW have been urged to watch their speed on the state’s highways after a driver was caught travelling at a speed of nearly 70 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Police reports reveal that the 24-year-old male driver reached speeds of 179 km/h in a 110 km/h zone in the southbound lane of the Hume Highway.

His white Toyota Camry was stopped by police from Albury Highway Patrol, and the driver was issued two infringement notices. The driver’s license will remain suspended for six months and his registration place were confiscated.

Reckless driving, said Traffic and Highway Patrol operations commander Stuart Smith, puts innocent lives at risk.

“This man has shown a total disregard for the speed limit and has put his own life at risk, as well as other motorists,” he said, adding that NSW police will continue to crack down on unsafe drivers.

Thursday’s (September 13) report follows another police announcement issued on September 12 that a P-plate driver reached speeds of 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

An 18-year-old woman was fined $2,154 for exceeding the speed limit by 45 km/h, and her license was also suspended for six months. The teenage driver of a Nissan Dualis 4WD claimed she did not initially hear the sirens from the patrol car because she and four other friends – who were all thought to be 17 and 18 years old – were playing loud music in the car.

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