Police catch driver too ‘tired’ to watch their speed on snow trip

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ACT Policing has issued a blunt reminder to drivers about the dangers of speeding as police book two more high range offenders.

Both drivers were stopped on Majura Parkway in a section with a 100kmh speed limit.

The first driver was clocked at 142kmh and received a $700 fine and four demerit points.

A second driver was recorded driving at 123kmh and received a $438 fine and 3 demerit points.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said he had heard every excuse in the book from drivers trying to justify their reckless behaviour on the road.

“One of these drivers claimed they hadn’t been paying attention as they were feeling tired on a long trip from Sydney to the snow,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“This is simply ridiculous. Every winter we work with our colleagues from the NSW Police to remind motorists to take regular breaks and drive safely when going to the snow.

“If you’re tired, speeding is even more dangerous, and you may not even get to the snow. The choice is yours – pull over and take a break, or face the consequences.”

Speeding drivers involved in a collision can face serious charges, including negligent or culpable driving resulting in injury or death, and penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment.

Note: This media release has been ammended to correct the size of a fine given to the second driver.

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