19 June 2020

Infringement notices issued for speeding in roadworks zones

| My Gungahlin
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ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations team is issuing a timely reminder of the focus on the ‘Fatal Five’ for the month of May after several motorists were booked for speeding in roadworks zones.

Speeding is one of the ‘Fatal Five’ – the five highest contributing factors to fatal vehicle collisions on ACT Roads.

In a recent roadwork zone traffic targeting operation in the busy Flemington Road light rail construction area, where a 40km/h speed limit is in effect, six drivers were issued with infringement notices in a little over half an hour after being detected doing speeds between 61km/h and 87km/h.

Officer in Charge Traffic Operations, Acting Station Sergeant Marcus Boorman said “Speed limits are in place for good reasons and while some motorists may not appreciate temporary speed limits in roadworks zones, they are in place to provide safety for drivers, construction and maintenance workers.”

“If you are driving or riding on our roads then you are responsible for your own safety as well as those around you.”

“In addition to obeying the speed limit, motorists need to be aware of the five irresponsible behaviours that most endanger road users,” Acting Station Sergeant said

The ‘Fatal Five’ are:

  • Alcohol or Drug impaired driving;
  • Not wearing a seatbelt;
  • Speeding;
  • Intersections;
  • and Driver Distraction.

Four people have died on ACT roads this year.

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