ACT Policing appalled as driver exceeds speed limit by more than 100kmh

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ACT Policing is again stressing the dangers of speeding following an alarming number of high range speeding incidents on the weekend with one driver detected at more than 214km/h on Majura Parkway.

That driver was one of two men stopped by police on Majura Parkway for driving at dangerous speeds within two hours of each other on Saturday afternoon (13 June, 2020).

At 3.27pm police detected a white Ford Falcon, driven by a 23-year-old Florey man, with three passengers in the car, travelling at 214km/h.

This was less than two hours after police detected a black Ford ute driven by a 39-year-old Gowrie man, at 1.40pm, travelling at 154km/h.

Both drivers were detected in the section of the Majura Parkway with a posted speed limit of 100km/h, and were issued with infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

In further examples of high speed detections on the weekend, a Franklin man was detected by police at 1:08am Friday, 12 June, travelling at 163km/h on Majura Parkway and a P-plater was recorded driving at 125km/h in an 80km/h zone on Saturday, 13 June, on Gungahlin Drive. 

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said he was disgusted by this driving behaviour.

“When you exceed the speed limit by more than 100km/h you display a complete disregard for your own life, your passengers and other motorists,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“It is idiotic, dangerous and completely indefensible. We have seen too much of this behaviour lately. Do these people have a death wish or do they want to kill someone else?

“At the speeds we’re talking about here, you have no margin for error. Make the slightest mistake and you are facing tragic consequences.”

The penalty for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h is a fine of $1841 and 6 demerit points. For a P-plate driver, this will result in a loss of licence.

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