Australia Learner driver fined $3700 after 'incredibly dangerous' speeding

17:02  29 march  2021
17:02  29 march  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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A learner driver is facing a fine of almost $3800 after being caught driving 45km/h over the speed limit in Sydney's west.

The 17-year-old was caught driving a white Peugeot 308 sedan 135km/h in an 80km/h zone north along Camden Valley Way, Smeaton Grange just after midnight on Saturday.

After stopping the car, police found four teenage passengers also riding in the car.

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Under NSW law, learner drivers cannot driver fast than 90km/h and must be supervised by someone with a full licence. The car was also not displaying L-plates.

As well as having his licence suspended, the teenage driver also received a number of infringements totalling $3,798, and 8 demerit points.

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Commander for Traffic South West, Acting Superintendent Greg Lynch said the actions of the driver could have ended far worse than a fine.

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"The alleged actions of this driver are incredibly dangerous and put not only himself, but other road users, at significant risk," Mr Lynch said.

"I sincerely believe that it is only due to our officers being in the right place at the right time that prevented an inevitable tragedy."

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