Poor form on Peninsula Link

Officers from Sommerville Highway Patrol were left shaking their heads following four separate incidents involving speeding drivers on Peninsula Link over-night.

The first incident occurred when a 19-year-old woman was caught travelling at an alleged 138km/hr on Peninsula Link about 9pm.

The Cranbourne woman’s vehicle was not registered, and she was not displaying p plates.

She was issued with infringement notices for both offences and will lose her licence for three months.

At approximately 10pm, a 19-year-old Narre Warren man was the second driver to be pulled over on the same road.

He was allegedly travelling at 161km/hr and his licence was immediately suspended.

A third driver, a 19-year-old Thornbury man was caught allegedly speeding about 11pm.

He is alleged to have been travelling at 141km/hr in the 100km/hr zone.

He was issued with a penalty notices and will lose his licence for six months.

The last intercept was about 12.30am when another 19-year-old was travelling at an alleged speed of 127km/hr.

He was issued with a penalty notice and he will lose his licence for a period of three months.

Quotes attributable to Acting Sergeant Raj Sharma, Sommerville Highway Patrol.

“These young people think they are invincible, and they need to remember that having a licence is a privilege and not a right.

“Each of them have had their licence for less than 12 months and by driving at these speeds, they are taking their lives into their own hands, he said.

“We are very lucky there wasn’t a fatality overnight.

“There are a lot of school leavers down here on the Peninsula at the moment and it’s a timely reminder to these young people in particular, that we are out in force intercepting vehicles who are doing the wrong thing.

“Whilst we understand that they’ve had a tough couple of years throughout the pandemic, we want them to enjoy themselves with their friends and get home safely to begin the rest of their lives, post high school.”

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