Dumb and dangerous 119kmh on Ruthven St's 60 zone

TOOWOOMBA police have been left dumbfounded by a P-plate driver who was clocked doing almost twice the speed limit on the city's main street at peak traffic hour.

Toowoomba Road Policing Unit office-in-charge Senior Sergeant Brad Clark said the car displaying green P-plates was picked up by a speed camera doing 119kmh in the 60kmh zone on Ruthven St about 5pm Tuesday.

"The car was heading north on Ruthven St approaching the Alderley St intersection," Snr Sgt Clark said.

Because the car had been clocked by a speed camera, the car was not pulled over and police no longer participated in such pursuits, he said.

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However, though the driver's age and identity were not yet known, by the vehicle's registration he or she could expect a letter in the mail with a ticket advising of the driver's penalty.

Snr Sgt Clark said that by driving at that speed in a 60kmh zone, the driver could expect a belated Christmas gift in the mail consisting of a $1062 fine plus the loss of eight points and an automatic six-month driver's licence suspension.

Hardly the brightest start to the New Year.


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