“P plater” disqualified from driving after speeding on Midland Highway

An 18-year-old “P plater” will be disqualified from driving for four months after being caught speeding on the Midland Highway last weekend.

Police from Northern Road and Public Order Services intercepted the man’s vehicle, a silver Holden Adventra, travelling south at 146km/hr near Powranna about 8:15pm on Saturday.

As a P1 licence holder the man is required to travel under 100km/hr, even when speed signs display a higher limit.

“As restrictions ease, we know more people are travelling on roads across Tasmania and police will be out and about to ensure drivers are doing the right thing,” said Sergeant Terry Reaney.

“Remember police could be anywhere, anytime in any vehicle, so please slow down and keep everyone safe on our roads.”

As well as being disqualified from driving the man will face six demerit points and a fine of $966.

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