Teen loses licence for 12 months
A Tatura teenager had his licence for just three days before he committed an act that could have endangered others.
A police radar spotted Jayson Andrews driving his Ford Sedan at 103 km/h in a quiet suburban Shepparton street on New Year’s Eve morning last year.
The speed his vehicle was travelling at was more than 50 km/h above the speed limit for the street.
He was later spoken to by police, and he told officers that he was going to visit some friends and maintained that he should not have been doing what he was doing.
Police discovered that he had been granted his driver’s licence just three days before the dangerous speeding incident, in a car that he had purchased only recently. Andrews, 19, from Tatura, represented himself at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court yesterday to plead guilty to exceeding the speed limit.
He was asked by Magistrate John Murphy if he realised what could have happened. Andrews told the court that he could have injured people.
The magistrate told Andrews that because of the severity of his action, state legislation required that his licence would be suspended for a minimum of 12 months.
He was convicted and fined $750 and banned from driving for the minimum 12 months.
He was also ordered to complete a safe driving program before he reapplied for his driver’s licence.