Drivers ignoring road rules

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ACT Policing detected 193 drivers not following the road rules over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, but considering the volume of traffic on ACT roads are reasonably happy with the majority of Canberra drivers.

Of those drivers detected doing the wrong thing, 60 were driving an unregistered vehicle and a further 40 were exceeding the speed limit, including six by more than 30km/h.

Officer in Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said the drivers who ignored the rules put not only themselves but other road users at risk.

“Undoubtedly some drivers will have their licences suspended as a result of their poor driving during the long weekend as a result of double demerits, however they only have themselves to blame.”

“We were fortunate over the weekend not to experience any serious collisions or incidents on our roads.”

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