Traffic and Highway Patrol officers have stopped and suspended the licences of drivers travelling 45kph above the speed limit across NSW. About 5.40am today (Tuesday 2 July 2013), Liverpool Highway Patrol were patrolling Newbridge Road at Moorebank, when they allegedly detected a white Holden Commodore travelling at120kph. The 26-year-old male driver was stopped and checks revealed the vehicle was unregistered. The p-plater also had a suspended licence. He was issued a court attendance notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kph, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving while suspended. He is due to appear in Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday 30 July 2013. Shortly before 1:10am today (Tuesday 2 July 2013), officers attached to Fairfield Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling the Horsley Drive at Smithfield. They allegedly detected a black Mercedes travelling east at 127kph in the 60kph zone. The 17-year-old female, p-plate driver was issued an infringement for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kph. Her licence was also suspended. Meanwhile, about 10.10pm yesterday (Monday 1 July 2013), Blacktown Highway Patrol observed a white Toyota Yaris travelling east on the Great Western Highway at Prospect. The vehicle was allegedly detected at 133kph in the 80kph sign-posted area. Police spoke to the 25-year-old male driver who allegedly spat at officers and threw a bottle at them. He was arrested and taken to Blacktown Police Station where he was charged with exceeding the speed limit greater than 45kph and assaulting police. His licence was also suspended. The man was granted bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Tuesday 23 July 2013. About 5.15pm yesterday (Monday 1 July 2013), a 23-year-old man was travelling south on the Federal Highway at Bywong when he was allegedly detected by police at 180kph in the 110kph speed zone. The driver was stopped and issued an infringement for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kph. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was seized by police. In another incident, shortly after 1.40pm yesterday (Monday 1 July 2013), a white Mitsubishi Lancer was travelling north on the Hume Highway at Mittagong when it was stopped by police. Officers will allege the 18-year-old-female, p-plate driver was detected driving at 169kph in the 110kph speed zone. She was issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kph and her licence was suspended. Inspector Phil Brooks, from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said motorists continuing to speed were putting themselves and others at risk on our roads. “Drivers taking unnecessary risks and speeding, particularly 45kph over the speed limit, are putting themselves in danger of serious injury or death. “The amount of damage and the consequences that can result from a crash at high speed should be a deterrent, however we are seeing that the message is not getting through to some. “Traffic and Highway Patrol officers will continue to patrol our highways and roads to detect these drivers who continue to risk the lives of others on our roads,” Inspector Brooks said.
Posted on: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 06:22:01 +0000
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