Provisional driver detected travelling 132km/h in 80km/h zone – Colo Heights

A provisional driver has been fined more than $3000 after he was detected allegedly travelling at more than 45km/h over the speed limit in Sydney’s north-west yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Sunday 7 February 2021), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement operations on Putty Road, Colo Heights, where they detected a Subaru Impreza allegedly travelling 132km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Police stopped the car and spoke to the driver, a 20-year-old man from Londonderry.

Subsequent inquiries revealed the driver was not displaying p-plates and was driving a manual transmission vehicle, while his licence only allowed him to drive automatic transmission vehicles.

The driver was issued infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, not display ‘P’ plates and not comply with conditions of licence.

The three offences attract a combined penalty of $3064 and ten demerit points.

As the driver was also the registered owner of the vehicle, the number plates were confiscated for three months and his provisional licence was suspended on the spot for six months.

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