Six month ban for suburban speed fiend
A SPEED fiend has been barred from getting behind the wheel of a car for the next six months after he was allegedly caught travelling at 106km/h in a 60km/h zone.
Senior Constable Steve Smith said a speed enforcement patrol clocked the 28-year-old Beaconsfield man who was allegedly driving along Eaglemount Rd in a Subaru WRX sedan at 12.32am Sunday.
"It is alleged that the man was travelling when he was stopped for travelling at 106km/h in a 60km/h zone - 46km/h about the posted speed limit in a residential area," Sen-Const. Smith said.
"The driver allegedly indicated an awareness that he had been accelerating but was not aware of the speed he was travelling."
Sen-Const. Smith said the driver was given a $1245 on-the-spot fine and lost eight demerit points.
He said the driver's licence was disqualified for six months.
"Exceeding any posted speed limit means that a driver has a restricted ability to respond to an unexpected emergency - this has consequences which can lead to tragedy," Sen-Const. Smith said.
"Respect the speed limit."