P-Plate drivers dicing with death in rural NSW

POLICE say P-plate drivers are dicing with death in country NSW after three were detected travelling at dangerous speeds this morning.

Officers first detected a black Subaru Forrester travelling at 152 kilometres per hour on the Hume Highway at Goulburn around 6.25am.

The driver, an 18-year-old man from Saratoga, held a P1 licence which restricted his speed to 90kph. He was issued with a $2350 infringement notice and his licence was immediately suspended for six months.


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Then, around 7.05am, another black Subaru Forrester was detected travelling at 162kph along the Hume Highway at Marulan.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Dee Why, was the holder of a P2 licence, restricting his speed to 100kph.

He too was issued a $2350 infringement notice and his licence was immediately suspended for six months. The 20-year-old female passenger took over driving and they continued south.

But, around 40 minutes later, the same vehicle was again detected speeding through Goulburn at 120kph. The vehicle was stopped and the 20-year-old female held a P2 licence, restricting her speed to 100kph.

She was issued with a $265 infringement notice.

Neither driver of the Subaru’s owned the vehicle, therefore no vehicle sanctions were applied.

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