A DRIVER has been detected travelling at almost double the 100km/h speed limit near Batemans Bay this morning.
It was about 9am on Sunday, June 22 that a Batemans Bay Highway Patrol officers were conducting stationery speed enforcement duties on the Princes Highway at East Lynne as a part of “Operation State Highway 1”.
Officers stopped the driver of a Chrysler 300C sedan, after the car was detected allegedly travelling at 197km/h: that section of the Princes Highway has a 100km/h speed limit.
The driver, a 28-year-old Sylvania man, was issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kmh and his licence was suspended on the spot.
Police also confiscated the car’s registration plates for three months.
The infringement notice carries a penalty of $2197
Southern Region Traffic Tactician, Inspector Greg Lynch, said the dangers of travelling at high speed were well documented.
“The risks of being involved in a crash that kills or injures someone increase the faster you travel.
“It is not just the risk to yourself, but to those travelling with your friends and family as well as other road users.”