Another speedster nabbed

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A 20-year-old man has been fined $1811 for speeding on Drakeford Drive.

Police checked the provisional licence holder’s vehicle travelling at at 154 kmh in the 80 kmh zone. In addition to the fine, the man lost six demerit points, which resulted in immediate loss of licence.

The incident, early this morning, follows a similar high-speed offence late on Tuesday evening.

Officer-in-charge of traffic operations, Sgt Jeff Knight said that catching two motorists in two nights travelling at such high speeds was extremely concerning.

“It is hard to comprehend that people are repeatedly travelling at such excessive speeds in our urban areas.  Only the night before, the same officer stopped a motorist travelling at 164 kmh in the area”.

“What does it take for people to understand that speeding is not only extremely dangerous, but it’s also illegal.  The chances of surviving a collision when travelling at such speed are marginal at best” Sergeant Knight said.

The 2011 road toll stands at seven, with five of these fatalities having excessive speed as a contributing factor.

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