NSW Police have issued more than 12,000 speeding infringements so far this year to drivers in south-western Sydney, with many losing their licences due to on-the-spot suspensions.
Drivers detected exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h may be fined $815 and lose five demerit points from their licence, while those exceeding the limit by more than 45km/h can be fined $2197, lose six demerit points as well as receive a six-month licence suspension.
Police are reminding those who aren’t deterred by the large fines and demerit points that speed is the biggest killer on our roads and can result in serious injury or even death.
In the Fairfield Local Area Command, 1131 drivers have been issued speeding infringements so far this year. This includes 88 drivers stopped for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h.
Of these drivers, two were allegedly detected speeding through a school zone, while two others were P-plate licence-holders.
Officers also stopped 30 drivers for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, with two of these motorists being P-plate licence-holders. These drivers received on-the-spot licence suspensions for six months.
In the Cabramatta Local Area Command, 315 infringements have been issued to speeding drivers, with 28 allegedly detected at more than 30km/h above the sign-posted zone. One driver was detected at this speed in a school zone. Police also stopped 18 drivers for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
In Bankstown, 1823 drivers were issued speeding infringements with 177 detected at more than 30km/h above the speed limit. Eight of these drivers were detected speeding in a school zone.
Another 43 drivers in this command were allegedly detected speeding at more than 45km/h, with two drivers stopped in school zones.
Officers in the South West Metropolitan Region and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command are reminding these drivers that police are out on patrol and will be a visible presence on suburban roads as well as major highways.
Motorists are urged not to take unnecessary risks such as speeding, which can have devastating consequences to both the driver, passengers and other vehicles.
SOURCE: NSW Police