Suspended P-plater caught at 197km/h
A SUSPENDED teenage P-plate driver has been clocked at 197km/h – almost double his legally allowed speed – on the Hume Highway at Goulburn, police say.
Highway Patrol officers detected a Holden Commodore utility travelling at 197km/h in a 110km/h zone about 3:30pm yesterday (Monday).
The driver stopped and his driver’s New South Wales provisional licence (P2) found to have been suspended
The19-year-old from Bruce, in the ACT, was issued Field Court Attendance Notice for drive speed dangerous and drive while suspended.
He will appear in Goulburn Local Court next month.
Goulburn Local Area Command Duty Officer, Inspector Evan Quarmby, says speeding drivers are still over-represented in crashes that kill or injure people on NSW roads.
“The dangers of travelling at excessively high speed on our roads have been well documented,” says Inspector Quarmby.
“Travelling well above the speed limit makes it harder to control and stop your vehicle if you have to respond to an unexpected hazard on the road.”