16 October 2023

P-plater clocks 224 km/h on Olympic Highway

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A 27-year-old P1 driver was caught speeding on the Olympic Highway last week. Photo: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – NSW Police Force.

A man had his license suspended on the spot and registration plates confiscated for three months after allegedly being caught driving 134km/h above the speed limit.

Police said the 27-year-old P1 driver was detected travelling at 224km/h on the Olympic Highway at Culcairn at 9:25 pm on Friday (13 October).

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P1 licences in NSW are restricted to a special speed limit of 90 km/h. However, the signposted speed on this stretch of road is 100 km/h.

He was charged with driving at a dangerous speed and exceeding the speed limit by over 45 km/h. His licence was suspended on the spot, and his registration plates were confiscated for three months.

The driver is due to face court at a later date.

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