Suzuki Swift detected more than 45km/h over limit - Wentworthville
Thursday, 23 February 2017 01:42:24 PM
Traffic & Highway Patrol officers have allegedly detected a man driving a Suzuki Swift more than 45km/h over the speed limit at Wentworthville yesterday.
About 6.35pm (Tuesday 21 February 2017), police from the Motorcycle Response Team were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the M4 near the Coleman Street on ramp.
A Suzuki Swift, being driven by a 25-year-old Bankstown man, allegedly sped past the officers and was detected travelling at 155km/h in a 90km/ph zone.
He was stopped near the James Rouse Drive Rosehill exit, and issued with a $2350 fine for exceeding the speed limit more than 45km/h.
His licence was suspended on the spot for six months.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the state's Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said speeding drivers are the one's that continue to run the risk on our roads.
"It is quite obvious when our police go to speed related crashes, where those involved are either critically injury, or dead, as a result of what is selfish driver behaviour," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
"At least this driver and his passengers got to go home and face a significant financial penalty and time off the road, as opposed to his family meeting at a hospital, or worse, arranging a funeral," Mr Corboy said.
"We know that speed is the biggest single danger on NSW roads, contributing to about 40 per cent of road fatalities each year. Research shows that even small reductions in vehicle speed can reduce the number of deaths and the severity of injuries caused by crashes. A small decrease in vehicle speed can make a big difference to your chances of survival.
If a car hits a pedestrian at 50 km/h the pedestrian is twice as likely to die than if the driver had been travelling at 40 km/h. For every extra kilometre per hour of speed:
- The stopping distance increases
- The time to react and avoid a crash decreases
- The impact of a crash is more severe on the vehicle, driver, passengers and pedestrians
- There is more likelihood of serious injury or death"
"Now is the time for road users to take responsibility for their actions, as opposed to losing their licences, livelihood, or their lives in a speed related crash," said assistant Commissioner Corboy.