Pair clocked side-by-side at 170km/h
A MAN and woman have had their licences suspended after being clocked travelling side by side at up to 170km/h on the Hume Highway near Goulburn.
Highway Patrol officers were conducting speed checks on the highway at Bowning about 5:20pm yesterday (Saturday), when they observed a grey Honda Civic and white Toyota Corolla travelling side-by-side at high speed.
The Honda was clocked at 163km/h in the sign-posted 110km/h zone, while the Toyota’s speed was estimated at 170km/h.
The vehicles were stopped by police a short time later without incident.
The driver of the Honda, a 20-year-old man from Sydney’s Fairfield East, was booked for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
His licence was suspended and confiscated along with his vehicle’s registration plates.
The driver of the Toyota, a 19-year-old woman from Sydney’s Auburn, was also booked for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
Her provisional licence – restricting her to a maximum speed of 90km/h – was also seized on the spot.
Meanwhile, motorists can expect a highly-visible police presence on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Albury as part of a four-month crackdown on unsafe driving.
Operation Highway 31 was launched earlier this month to combat speeding, drink-driving and other offences.
It concludes in October.