Police urge driv­ers to slow down

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TABLELAND Road Polic­ing Unit is­sued 23 in­fringe­ment no­tices last week­end across the re­gion with 20 of those be­ing for speed­ing.

Two of those mo­torists were de­tected trav­el­ling at speeds more than 40km/h over the speed limit and re­ceived a $1177 in­fringe­ment no­tices and li­cence sus­pen­sions.

A 31-year-old Port­smith man was in­ter­cepted on the Ma­landa Ather­ton Road, Ma­landa at about 6pm Satur­day clocked at 118km/h in 60km zone.

A 27-year-old Clifton Beach man was de­tected trav­el­ling at 141km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Kennedy High­way at about 11am Sun­day.

Police re­minded driv­ers that speed­ing ei­ther by it­self or in com­bi­na­tion with other fac­tors in­creases the like­li­hood of in­jury or death when a crash oc­curs.

Faster speed in­creases the stop­ping dis­tance when an un­fore­seen event oc­curs and in­creases the chance of a crash oc­cur­ring. It is not safe to speed in any cir­cum­stance.

As the Christmas pe­riod is upon use, police are re­mind­ing mo­torists that al­co­hol af­fects your abil­ity to drive.

It can slow your re­sponse time and can in­crease the risk of be­ing in an ac­ci­dent.

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