Road risk

20-10-2018 by admin

FED UP: Tasmania Police officers First Class Constable Daniel Hortle (left) and Constable Damon Smith inspect a confiscated Kawasaki motorcycle. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

COMMUNITY leaderswant Tasmanians toshun speeding, similar to the way itturned its back on drink-drivers in the 1970s.

The plea comes afterthree people were nabbed by police allegedly travelling athighspeeds in Northern Tasmania on the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, a 21-year-old on asports motorcycle was allegedly caughttravelling at 186 kilometres per hour in a 100km/h zone on the West Tamar Highway.

His bike was confiscated and he will face court.

On Saturday night, a34-year-old man driving ahigh-powered sedan was allegedly clockedon the Bass Highway, near Hagley, travelling at 186km/h in an 110km/h zone.

His car was clamped and he will face court.

At midday on Sunday,a 35-year-old male driver was detected on the Bass Highway, near Westbury, traveling at 151km/h in an 110km/h zonewith several passengers in the car.

The driver was issued with a $650 fineand an immediate three-month licence cancellation.

“Just like drink-driving in the 1970s became a major target for the community…as a community we have to work together to reduce speeding,” Senior Sergeant Nick Clark said.

Nineteenmotorist have died onstate roads this year.

“Ibelieve one day the community’s stance will crystallise, and any form of dangerous behaviour in a vehicle will be considered totally unacceptable,whether it’s being over the speed limit or using a phone,” Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said.

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