Police have suspended a woman from driving for six months after she was detected exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h on the Hume Highway, Jugiong with unrestrained children in the car.
About 4.45pm Sunday 6 December, police were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the Hume Highway at Jugiong when they detected a silver Kia Sportage allegedly travelling at 163km/h in a 110km/h zone.
Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the 25-year-old female driver. The officers noticed two girls, aged eight and nine, in the back seat attempting to fasten their seat belts. They also saw a boy aged seven in the front seat without a seat belt.
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Police issued a speed infringement notice and an infringement notice for each unrestrained child.
Police continue to appeal to all road users to obey basic road rules to avoid tragic consequences.
“The alleged irresponsible actions of this driver are exactly what we continue to warn against,” Assistant Commissioner John Hartley of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said.
“This could have ended in tragic circumstances in a split second. Speeding and having children unrestrained in a vehicle is completely unacceptable. The driver should have acted as a role model to the children she was driving but instead, she put them in harm’s way,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.