Two drivers caught speeding on Stuart Highway

Two drivers caught speeding on the Stuart Highway over the Easter Weekend have been labelled irresponsible by local police.

Two drivers caught speeding on the Stuart Highway over the Easter Weekend have been labelled irresponsible by local police.

SA Police caught two vehicles travelling over the speed limit on the Stuart Highway during the Easter Weekend.

On Saturday, April 15, a SA Police patrol detected a white Toyota sedan travelling at 162 kilometres per hour in a 110km/h zone.

The driver, a 31-year-old man from Clovelly Park, was issued with an on the spot $1052 fine for speeding and a six month immediate loss of licence.

On Monday, April 17, a black Toyota SUV being driven by an overseas visitor was detected travelling at a speed of 158km/h in a 110km/h zone.

The 36-year-old man was also issued with a $1052 on the spot fine for speeding and a six month immediate loss of licence.

Operations Senior Sergeant Far North Local Service Area Russell Morgan said the two drivers were reckless in their actions.

“Driving at these speeds is clearly irresponsible and creates danger not only to the driver and passengers of the vehicle concerned, but also other road users,” he said.

“The ability to recover from an error travelling at this speed is greatly reduced ...”

“Making an everyday driving occurrence at 110km/h a potential fatal crash at the speeds detected.”

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