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Australia Thousands of drivers caught speeding in Australian capital

06:15  04 august  2020
06:15  04 august  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Thousands of West Australian drivers were caught speeding during the festive season, while hundreds were also caught drink- driving . There were 53 positive results from 342 drug tests, 988 people were charged with no authority to drive and 405 people had their vehicle impounded.

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Police are pleading with drivers in Australia's capital to use more common sense, with more speeding drivers caught in the past seven months than all of last year.

In 2019, ACT police issued just over 5000 infringements for speeding, but this year they've already issued more than 6500 infringements, including 918 in July alone.

ACT Police Detective Superintendent Marcus Boorman said the trend was "very disturbing".

a man wearing a hat talking on a cell phone: Police in the ACT are urging drivers to slow down after more than 6000 fines have already been handed out this year. © 9News Police in the ACT are urging drivers to slow down after more than 6000 fines have already been handed out this year.

"There is no excuse, and people need to start taking responsibility for their own behaviour," Superintendent Boorman said.

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Speeding is not only driving over the speed limit, it is also considered speeding when the vehicle is travelling too fast for the road conditions which could be affected by weather and traffic7. Speeding is one of the fatal five driving behaviours that cause the largest amount of road fatalities in Australia .

"I am pleading with motorists in Canberra: just to take your foot off the accelerator and do the right thing.

"It seems to be a culture out there that when people get caught it's the police's fault – well know no it's not, it's the individuals fault."

Last month, 47 drivers were caught at more than 30km/h over the limit and 11 in excess of 45km/h over the limit.

Another three drivers were busted driving at 70km/h or more in school zones.

"By somebody doing 70km/h in a school zone, if you hit a child it will be a very bad outcome," Superintendent Boorman said.

"Some people tend to think Canberra roadways are their own personal speedways.

"It is frustrating – we need to look at different ways of addressing things"

This month, police are focusing on encouraging drivers to be better at sharing the road.

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A driver caught travelling 21km/h over the speed limit in South Australia would pay 8 more than if they were caught in Tasmania for the same offence. NSW drivers pay more than double the penalty for high-range speeding offences compared to those in other states.

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Drivers are urged to move over on highways to allow merging vehicles to enter, avoid tailgating, and to slow to 40km/h when passing police and emergency services vehicles that are stopped with flashing lights on.

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