Riverina Highway Patrol fine P-plater near Downside over speeding

P-plater from Young clocked doing 150km/h

A P-plater from Young has lost his licence after being caught allegedly driving 60km/h faster than his permitted speed limit on a Riverina road.

Riverina Highway Patrol officers were conducting stationary speed enforcement along Marrar Road at Downside about 12.30pm on Tuesday when they noticed a white Chrysler 300 sedan travelling at 150km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The 18-year-old male driver from Young was stopped by officers and provided a P1 driver's licence, which restricts him to a maximum speed of 90km/h.

Police said the driver was displaying P2 provisional green 'P' plates on the vehicle, giving the perception he was permitted to travel up to 100km/h.

The driver was issued a penalty notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, fined $2520 and received six demerit points.

His driver's licence was suspended until November.

Riverina Highway Patrol Acting Inspector Brett Collins said the ongoing issue of speeding was becoming frustrating for authorities.

"We are frustrated by drivers making poor decisions behind the wheel that ultimately put other road users at risk and in harm's way," Inspector Collins said.

"It's disappointing given the driver's age. Speeding kills and it's something we see all too often.

"This danger on our roads is avoidable; just drive to the speed limit and make sure you arrive to your destination safely."

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