NSW Easter drivers busted almost twice the speed limit

Police are reminding road users to slow down across New South Wales 20 years after double-demerits were first introduced.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said there have been too many lives lost on our roads this year, and many tragedies could have been avoided.

“Sadly drivers continue to ignore warnings, putting their own lives, their passenger’s lives and the lives of other road uses at great risk of death or injury,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.


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On Thursday emergency services were called to a fatal crash at the intersection of Brandy Hill Drive and Clarence Town Road, Clarence Town at around 6:00AM.

There was another fatal accident Kywong Howlong Road, Brocklesby, 45km north-west of Albury, about 9.30pm where a car slammed into a  tree.

A 35-year-old man had his licence suspended after officers allegedly detected him travelling at 128km/h in a sign posted 70km/h zone on the Scheyville Road, Scheyville.

About 2.10AM a 37-year-old provisional driver from Greystanes was spotted travelling at 116kmh in a 60kmh zone on Reconciliation Drive, Pemulwuy.

Another provisional driver was allegedly caught travelling at 184kmh in a 110km/h zone along the Hume Highway, Tumblong.

At around 9:15PM there was a pursuit after a Hyundai Lantra sped off after being stopped for an RBT on Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.

The driver, a 29-year-old woman, was finally stopped on Victoria Street.

A car ran into the fence of a home on Melbourne Road, St John’s Park at 11:20PM.  The 23-year-old driver’s been charged with drink driving.

A 40-year-old woman was stopped by police about 11.45pm on Perry Street Lilyfield. She blew 0.172.

Key Statistics:
Speed infringements: 1492
Breath tests: 37,879
PCA charges: 10
Major crashes: 77
Fatalities: 2