A MAN has been fined $112 after he was allegedly clocked speeding through a 60 zone on a pushbike.
The 42-year-old was pulled over by police on Sydney’s Upper North Shore on Anzac Day.
He was allegedly detected riding along Comenarra Parkway in Turramurra at 80km/h.
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The pushbike rider was issued a penalty for exceeding the speed limit and fined $112.
The incident was just one of many that left police in NSW shaking their heads on Anzac Day.
An alleged drunk driver was clocked travelling at 163km/h in a 100 zone at Boorowa about 2.15pm.
The 39-year-old man from Young was arrested and charged with driving with a high range PCA, drive manner dangerous, and exceeding the speed limit.
He is due to appear in Young Local Court on May 15.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said the school holidays have been devastating, with 16 people losing their lives on NSW roads.
“While our results across the holiday period so far show many people are getting the message about keeping themselves and their family safe while travelling, the results of our operations suggest some have not,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“The biggest thing to come out of the ANZAC Day weekend to date is there is a certain group on our roads who think they are immortal and driving whilst tired and/or drunk won’t change their life or that of someone around them.
“People who think this sort of idiotic and dangerous behaviour is acceptable are not welcome on NSW roads.
“If you talk to people who have had loved ones die suddenly as the result of a crash, they will tell you about gaping holes in the family fabric and normal family events like Sunday lunches, mornings at kids sport and school events never being the same again.
“There are two days left in the school holidays and there are 16 families trying to make sense of why they have lost a loved one. Let’s not add to that total.”
Operation Go Slow, the state’s Anzac long-weekend road safety operation, started on Wednesday and will run until midnight Sunday.
Police will be out in force during this time, targeting speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle/helmet offences, all of which will attract double demerit points.