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Canberra driver nabbed doing 196km/hr on Hume Highway, Goulburn

Ian Campbell 27 April 2019
Photo: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force Facebook.

Photo: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – NSW Police Force Facebook.

A teen driver detected travelling almost 200km/h is among more than 1000 people ticketed for speeding on the third day of Operation Go Slow.

At about 10:50 pm yesterday (April 26), Highway Patrol officers detected a vehicle travelling at 196km/h on the Hume Highway, Goulburn.

Police stopped the car and spoke to the 18-year-old ACT licence holder. He was issued an infringement for exceeding speed over 45km/h and his NSW driving privileges were suspended for six months.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, says the combination of extreme speed and inexperience is a disaster waiting to happen.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason, and that reason is to save lives,” he says.

“More than 1000 people yesterday were caught flouting speed limits in NSW, and each and every one of them need to take responsibility for their irresponsible actions.

“Many of these drivers are young and inexperienced; the same drivers we regularly see overrepresented in road toll statistics.

“On top of this, 2503 people have so far been caught speeding for the duration of Operation Go Slow, which is a sobering number of people who seem comfortable endangering the lives of themselves and other road users,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy says.

Operation Go Slow is the NSW Police Anzac long-weekend road safety operation and will run until 11:59 pm, Sunday April 28. Police across NSW are continuing to target all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle/helmet offences, which will attract double demerit points.

What's Your Opinion?

7 Responses to Canberra driver nabbed doing 196km/hr on Hume Highway, Goulburn

Peter Bond Peter Bond 5:51 pm 01 May 19

What is the point of policing him? Why was only his NSW driving privileges suspended? His car should have been impounded! ACT police should have been notified to cancel his licence until he appeared in court. There must be a point where his speed is a deadly menace to other drivers.

If any car was 86kmph over the speed limit, any where, they are a GRIM REAPER.

Vicki Jeffries-Turner Vicki Jeffries-Turner 8:23 pm 28 Apr 19

Heath Jenkins. Is this your mate?

Vicki Jeffries-Turner Vicki Jeffries-Turner 8:30 am 28 Apr 19

Heath Jenkins. Is this your mate?

    Vicki Jeffries-Turner Vicki Jeffries-Turner 9:02 pm 28 Apr 19

    Heath Jenkins ye I thought he might have learnt how to drive fast and get caught from you pmsl

Andy Edmunds Andy Edmunds 3:57 pm 27 Apr 19

How come his car wasnt impounded?

Ann Fagan Ann Fagan 2:22 pm 27 Apr 19

I wish they'd seen the bonehead we encountered on the way home...orange Ford with ACT plates would have to be doing 150klm but could take a corner!!! Just an idiot!

Erika Shrimpton Erika Shrimpton 11:52 am 27 Apr 19

Just can't seem to bloody educate some people, they're thick as bricks

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