Kids found without belts in the back of car in street race

Police who stopped a street race in Sydney’s west were surprised to find a couple of kids not wearing seatbelts in the back of one of the cars.

Officer spotted a Toyota Kluger and a Jeep Grand Cherokee travelling side by side and reaching speeds of around 120km/h on the Great Western Highway at Kingswood on Saturday night.

The road has an 80km/h speed limit.


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Police stopped both cars and located two children, aged three and 18 months, unrestrained in the back seat of the Toyota, as well as the man driving and his wife in the passenger seat.

The driver of the Jeep alone.

The 33-year-old Toyota driver was issued a court attendance notices for street racing, exceed speed by more than 30km/h, not carry licence, not display P-plates, and two counts of drive with passenger 6 months-4 years not restrained as prescribed. His licence was suspended.

The 27-year-old Jeep driver was issued a court attendance notice for street racing and exceed speed by more than 30km/h. His licence was suspended and seized.

Both men are expected to appear at Penrith Local Court at a later date.

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