High Speed Motorist detected – Leith Road at Forth

Western Road Safety Task Force police conducted a traffic operation yesterday on Leith Road at Forth in response to several complaints regarding hooning behaviour in the area.

During the operation police detected a Silver Subaru Liberty travelling at 105 km/h in the 60 km/h zone between the Forth Hotel and the Harvest Moon vegetable processing facility.

The driver of that vehicle, a 37-year-old Devonport man, was stopped by police and now faces the prospect of a four month period of disqualification, 6 demerit points, and a $989.00 fine.

Disappointingly, during the same operation, three other motorists were also detected exceeding the posted speed limits on Leith Road by more than 20 km/h.

Excessive speed is a significant contributor to many serious and fatal crashes, a fact that many motorists ignore or dismiss. The fact is, the faster the vehicles speed, the greater the damage and consequences should the unexpected occur.

Members of the public wishing to report concerns in their local area are encouraged to do so by calling the police non-emergency line on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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