The top locations NSW police are booking people for speeding – EFTM
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The top locations NSW police are booking people for speeding

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On the same day NSW police issued $3,000 worth of fines to a single driver the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command have also released the statistics of fines over the last 12 months, the numbers will blow your mind.

This morning a 22 you old goose from Victoria was allegedly driving at high – let’s be honest, reckless – speed on the Hume Highway south of Gundagai.

Wet roads, thick fog – yep that’s a genius time to be going 177kmh on a 110kmh road isn’t it?

Driving a Ford Futura, the Victorian student flew past police, who crossed to the northbound side of the highway, clocked him at 177km/h and pulled him over.

In the back seat was another fruit loop who allegedly didn’t have his seatbelt on.  He copped a $325 fine for that, while the driver copped fines totalling $3,000 – for driving over 45km/h, driving in the right lane and having an unrestrained passenger.

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NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said police had potentially saved two lives, and perhaps more, as a result of this intercept.  “At this alleged speed, on a road affected by fog and rain, anything could have gone wrong.”

But get this, that’s on top of 2,889 fines issued in the last financial year for driving over 45kph above the signposted limit.  Part of a total of 223,263 fines for speeding.  An increase of 13,294 from the year before in total.

In that same year, 15,849 fines for unrestrained passengers were issued, and 6,925 for “not keep left” offences.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith, says that this was an obvious example of poor personal responsibility on our roads.  “With the road toll currently at 221, which is 43 more than this time last year, those using our roads clearly need to do more to ensure not only their own safety, but that of other road users,”

NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol released the following list of locations where the most of each type of offence are issued – check this out:

TOP TEN LOCATIONS FOR EXCEED SPEED OFFENCES

2016 : 223,261

  • Mascot: 2,950
  • Nabiac: 2,778
  • Goulburn: 2,586
  • Mittagong: 2,504
  • Frederickton: 2,360
  • Wilton: 2,034
  • Pyrmont: 1,697
  • Queanbeyan: 1,462
  • Coffs Harbour: 1,413
  • Lawson: 1,279

TOP TEN LOCATIONS FOR EXCEED SPEED over 45KM/H OFFENCES

2016: 2,889

  • Mascot: 121
  • Mittagong: 82
  • Goulburn: 60
  • Royal National Park: 40
  • Botany: 38
  • Eastern Creek: 35
  • Tumblong: 29
  • Prospect: 29
  • Alfords Point: 29
  • Leppington: 23
  • Cataract: 23

TOP TEN LOCATIONS FOR SEAT BELT / UNRESTRAINED OFFENCES

2016: 15,849

  • Sydney 316
  • Byron Bay 227
  • Dubbo 191
  • Griffith 171
  • Millers Point 168
  • Parramatta 164
  • Surry Hills 160
  • Bankstown 158
  • Moore Park 135
  • Granville 133

TOP TEN LOCATIONS FOR NOT KEEP LEFT OFFENCES

2016: 6,925

  • Waterloo: 169
  • Eastern Creek: 76
  • Holbrook: 69
  • Table Top: 66
  • Berowra: 60
  • Cowan: 59
  • Ingleburn: 57
  • Coffs Harbour: 56
  • Mosman: 53
  • Woomargama: 50

Amazing stuff.

Stay safe on the roads folks.

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