Australind teenager cops big fine after driving more than 30km/h over the speed limit

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An Australind teenager has copped a big fine after driving more than 30km/h over the speed limit.

Harvey police caught the 18-year-old driving 132km/h in a Subaru Forrester as he turned left on Clifton Road near Brunswick. He was fined $800 on the spot and given six demerit points.

Harvey Police officer-in-charge Sergeant Scott Gillis said the driver gave no reason why he was speeding.

“It’s dangerous and he’s a P-plater, he’d only had his licence for 14 months and he was doing 32km/h over the speed limit,” he said.

Sgt Gillis said country roads were over-represented with fatal and serious traffic crashes and drivers should drive to the conditions regardless of experience.

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“Not only is he an inexperienced P-plater but travelling at those speeds — people with any level of experience — it can’t be tolerated,” he said. Police declined to name the teen.

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