Life-ban driver caught speeding
A QUEENSLAND man disqualified from driving for life has been caught allegedly speeding in the state’s north.
Police say officers from Operation National Route 1 stopped a Toyota Camry on the Pacific Highway, Urunga, south of Coffs Harbour, after it was allegedly detected travelling 102km/h in a 50km/h zone about 9pm Sunday.
Police spoke to the 43-year-old man before discovering he had been disqualified from driving for life in Queensland.
The man, now living in Belmont, Newcastle, was arrested and charged with exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h and drive while disqualified.
He will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court in June.
Meanwhile, a Queensland truckie’s vehicle will be checked for speed-limiter tampering after he was pulled over for speeding on the Pacific Highway near Byron Bay.
About 12:02am yesterday (Monday), Highway Patrol officers attached to Operation National Route 1 allegedly clocked the truck at 124km/h in a 100km/h zone.
The 38-year-old driver, from Cedar Grove in Queensland, was issued an infringement notice and the truck was defected.
Police say the truck’s speed limiter will be checked for possible tampering.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Operations Commander, Superintendent Stuart Smith, says police will continue to target truck drivers who fail to comply with the rules of the road.
“There is absolutely no place on New South Wales roads for truck drivers who do not obey speed limits and we will continue to stop and charge those drivers who choose to break the law,” says Superintendent Smith.
Operation National Route 1 was established in March this year to target driving offences on the Pacific Highway.