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Tradies caught in early morning speed traps

NINETEEN early morning drivers across Canberra were caught speeding on Thursday and Friday morning (May 12-13).

Police say a A 22-year-old NSW woman was detected driving at 115km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Barton Highway. She faces a $700 fine and four demerit points.

The majority of the offences were for vehicles travelling between 15km/h and 30km/h above the posted limit on two wet mornings. Police say the majority of speeding drivers were identified as tradespeople rushing to their jobs and not driving to the conditions.

There were also 30 random breath tests and eight drug tests conducted with no drivers identified with alcohol or illicit drugs in their system.


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