Learner booked after mum encouraged to overtake

Learner booked after mum encouraged to overtake

Police have detected a learner driver travelling 98km/h in an 80km/h zone along Adelaide Avenue on Saturday (4 July 2020).

The traffic focus for the month of July is speeding. Police are cracking down on speeding and conducting a number of targeted operations to deter drivers who take the risk of driving above the speed limit.

Road Policing Detective Sergeant Ivan Naspe said police asked why the driver was exceeding the speed limit, when there was a supervising driver in the car.

“Officers were baffled to hear the driver’s mum had said to overtake the other cars because they were driving dangerously,” Detective Sergeant Naspe said.

“There is simply no situation that warrants speeding. It endangers not only your life but those around you.

“I hope our interaction with the learner driver taught a more valuable lesson – that is follow the road rules and always obey the speed limit.”

The learner driver was fined $438 and 3 demerit points.

Police caught a further 54 speeding drivers over the weekend.

Offences included a 25-year-old man from Kaleen who was clocked doing 135km/h along an 80km/h stretch of Gungahlin Drive.

He received a $1,841 fine and 6 demerits points.

A 24-year-old Gilmore man received a $700 fine and 4 demerit points after police stopped his vehicle travelling at 122km/h on an 80km/h section of the Monaro Highway in Hume.


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