Poor behaviour on Canberra roads over the weekend

Traffic car

Two people are facing the loss of their driving licences for poor behaviour on ACT roads over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon (4 August 2019) a motorbike rider with a provisional licence was detected travelling at 130kmh in an 80kmh zone on Drakeford Drive in Kambah. He was fined $1841 and will lose six demerit points. 

At about 2.20am this morning (Monday 5 August 2019) police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving in a Corinna St, Phillip carpark without headlights on.

A 23-year-old woman was subsequently transported to Woden police station where a breath analysis result of 0.259 was confirmed. An Immediate Suspension Notice was issued, suspending her right to drive for a period of 90 days. The woman will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Police remind Canberra motorists to drive to the speed limit and do not drive if you have been drinking. Speed and alcohol are two of the ‘fatal five’ factors contributing to serious and fatal collisions - with three people killed in traffic incidents in the ACT so far this year. 

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