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232 drivers caught speeding over Anzac Day long weekend

A speed enforcement operation over the Anzac Day long weekend, 24-27 April, has seen more than 230 drivers on ACT roads issued infringement notices.

Beginning on Friday evening and running through to Monday night, ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations officers targeted speeding drivers on Canberra roads.

The operation was established to reinforce the importance of observing speed limits for all road user’s safety.

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Significant incidents included:

  • A female provisional licence holder detected at 141km/h in 80 km/h zone
  • 33yo male driver detected at 148km/h in the 90km/h zone on William Hovel Drive, Molonglo. He was unlicensed at the time.
  • Male provisional driver detected at 152km/h in the 100km/h zone Barton Highway, Hall.
OffenceNumber of infringements issued
Driving 0-15km/h over the posted speed limit42
Driving 15-30km/h over the posted speed limit167
Driving 30-45km/h over the posted speed limit19
Driving at greater than 45km/h over the posted speed limit4
TOTAL232
ACT Policing clocked four drivers going more than 45km/h over the speed limit on ACT roads over the Anzac Day long weekend.

In addition to the speeding incidents, 33 infringements were issued for traffic offences including driving unregistered vehicles, using mobile phones and other licence offences. Seven drivers were found to have drugs present while driving.  

Detective Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said that the weekend’s results were disappointing.

“Last week we urged Canberra drivers to do the right thing and stick to the speed limits. Unfortunately our drivers didn’t heed the message and we have seen more than 230 issued with speeding infringements,” Detective Station Sergeant Boorman said. 

Traffic Operations officers are focusing on school zones which are back into effect for term two from today, Tuesday 28 April.

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