Speedster loses BMW and licence – fined $2300

A man clocked at 200km/h near Gundagai has had his luxury car confiscated, been fined more than $2300 and had his license suspended.

Just after 5pm on Tuesday a Highway Patrol on the Hume Highway near south Gundagai clocked a white BMW travelling at an alleged 200km/h in a 110km/h zone.

The car was stopped near the Snowy Mountains Highway intersection and the 42-year-old driver was booked for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, which carries a $2350 fine.


His BMW was towed away and will remain confiscated for three months.
His driver’s licence was suspended for six months.

Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, said police have no tolerance for excessive speeding and other dangerous road behaviour.

“We are working hard to educate people on road safety through campaigns like ‘Toward Zero’, which is about lowering the road toll, but we also need to continue to target bad driver behaviour,” he said.

“Our ongoing road enforcement activities across the state aim to ensure those people who are putting put their own lives and the lives of others at risk on our roads by doing the wrong thing are targeted and detected.”